Rasputin, Grigori (1869 – 1916)
‘Starving. Help him feel better. Give him a job.’
An extremely rare one page autograph letter signed by Grigory Rasputin. Written in bold fountain pen ink in Cyrillic and signed ‘Rasputin’, the letter is undated but likely dates from the period of Rasputin’s greatest influence, circa 1905-1916. At the top of the letter, Rasputin has drawn a cross, suggesting that he is a mouthpiece of God.
In full, in his usual broken Russian: ‘My dear, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Starving. Help him feel better. Give him a job. Rasputin.’ Light letter folds, and slight age-toning, otherwise in very fine condition.
Letters and autographs of the Russian mystic are rare in any format, and most examples found are signed with his first name only. This example, a fully-handwritten letter in ink, signed ‘Rasputin’ is highly desirable.