Cape Town, 13 June, 1900

Dear Mrs Kretzmar, as I was visiting your husband, Mr T Kretzmar, it so happened that he was writing a letter to you – so I, as an unknown acquaintance, wish to greet you, and your honoured uncle and your dear children. I am going to stay with him and he is satisfied with this arrangement. I assured him that I will interpret all of his dreams. I suppose you will wonder who this unknown person is? So I will remind you that I am your friend Jacob Raffe. I am also sending a greeting to your dear father-in-law and mother-in-law, indeed the whole family Kretzmar, and also your mother and brothers and sisters. I greet you cordially, be well, with kind regards From your friend Jacob Raffe.

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar