Malmesbury, 15 December, 1902

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


My dear wife, I have not written to you for several weeks, but you must not worry. I was busier than ever before and I had no time to write. I expect to send you some money shortly. Perhaps next week – as much as possible. I can inform you that I am TG in good health. May God grant that you should receive this letter in a similar condition.


Now I can write to you that I have opened a shop in Malmesbury, and I hope that with the help of God I will be able to make a good living. The site is in the middle of the town – our friend Blumson helped me to get it. I hope that everything will be good. It is only a few days since I opened it up and all the goods have not arrived yet. I must have patience until everything will be settled and I will know where I am. The horses I have given to our friend Meish Rubin in partnership. Yitzchak is travelling in the country to buy goods, and also in town. And so, one makes a living. Further there is no news. When I have more news, I will write to you. Keep well. I greet you and kiss you cordially, from me, your ever devoted husband, who wishes you everything of the best, Tuvye Kretzmar


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