Malmesbury, 10 February, 1903

My dear and precious wife, Taube Kretzmar, and to my dear children, sons David and Noah, and daughters Leah and Freda, may they grow up in wealth and comfort, amen.


My dear wife, I want to inform you that I am TG in good health and that my letter should find you in the same condition. At the moment, I have no news to write, but I am busy and write either on Saturday night or Sunday when the shop is closed and then one can write more. And now it is Tuesday midday. I must go to get sales, and this is not the time to write.


Keep well and in good spirits. With God’s help, everything will come right. I close my writing. I greet heartily my dear father and mother, sisters and brothers, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. Don’t take any umbrage that I am writing so little. I remain your best friend and wish you all of the best, from me, your dear husband, who is waiting for an answer, Tuvye Kretzmar.

© Kaplan Centre
Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar