Malmesbury, 28 January, 1902

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


My dear wife, I have received no letter from you. I don’t know whether I should have faribel – take umbrage – because I don’t know whether it is not my fault that you don’t write. May God grant that we forget all the bad times and that we start to have a share of the world.


I have separated from my partner and I am doing business on my own. May God grant us success. I am enclosing with this letter £4, and if God grants me more, I will send you more. I am not keeping anything back. I am keeping well TG, and I wish that my letter shall find you in the best of health. When you receive this letter, please write about everything in detail. I am closing my writing. Keep well as is the wish of your devoted husband, who wishes you much luck, Tuvye Kretzmar


I heartily greet my dear parents, my brother-in-law, my mother-in-law, my brothers and sisters, may you all live well, as is the wish of your son and son-in-law, brother and brother-in-law, Tuvye Kretzmar


In my next letter I will write more.

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar