3 January 1914 Tolstoy sat down on the stump, took a fountain pen from his pocket, and asked for a sheet of paper
Alexey Sergejeuko writes in the forthcoming annual of the Tolstoy Society an account of Tolstoy’s making his will.
“On July 22, 1910, lawyer Goldenmaiser rode hurriedly up to the manor farm of Teljatniki. He told us that Tolstoy wished to make his will without an hour’s delay, had asked him to procure witnesses, and bring them to a place agreed upon, and had named me and the son of Colonel Radinski as witnesses he would like to have.
Link : Tolstoy rides into the forest to write his will – archive, 3 Jan 1914