Malmesbury, 2 July, 1903

To my dear wife, Taube Kretzmar, and my dear children, sons David and Noah, and my daughters Leah and Freda, may they live and grow in wealth and comfort.


My dear wife, I have duly received your letter of the 24th of May, and I thank God for His mercy in granting you good health. May we always enjoy good health and hear good news from each other. From my side, I can tell you that I am TG in good health and I hope that my letter will find you in similar conditions. I have very little news to write. It is already late in the night – I was in town today and I have returned late and the post leaves tomorrow. So I must write something because otherwise you won’t know what to think. So excuse my short letter, I hope to write more next time. Please write everything in detail. Keep well and happy and in good spirits, as is the wish of your faithful husband, Tuvye Kretzmar


I cordially greet my dear parents, brothers and sisters, keep well and happy, as is the wish of your son, Tuvye Kretzmar

I cordially greet my dear mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, keep well, as is the wish of your son-in-law and brother-in-law, Tuvye Kretzmar

© Kaplan Centre
Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar