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Letter to Oskar Speck from John Hagenback

Date: 20 September 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0537[003]

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    Letter to Oskar Speck from John Hagenback handwritten in German on John Hagenbeck / Shipchandler & Stevedore's letterhead paper. Dated 20 September 1935, the letter tells Oskar not to worry about money sent, talks about family and friends, the fact business is slow with the impending war, and that Hagenbeck will carefully look after Oskar’s things.
    Translation
    • John Hagenbeck Colombo, 20 September 1935 My dear Mr. Speck, The [illegible] letter from Nullaitiver arrived at last. You needn’t worry about the money we sent you. We sent it to you gladly. Hopefully you are haveing better weather now. Your regards to Wild, Bohring and Hornemann are most cordially returned, also [names illegible] and especially [illegible]’s wife. My daughter Eva spent 6 weeks at the teaching hospital atof the University of Tuebingen for an [illegible] appendix operation and we went were verythrough a lot of concerned and worriedy because of that. Now the whole family is back in Wiesbaden. Our beautiful white Pomeranian dog “Ammy” died 2 weeks ago from rabies and Becker and I have to have injections at the Pasteur Institute twice a week. I have also had a difficult major tooth operation and am livinglive on milk brothsoup and buckwheat gruel. So every person has their own problems! Business is slow. There is a sense of imminent war, which affects our business. - A picture from a Berlin magazine. – I and all our acquaintances wish you a lot ofmuch success in the future and that you make good progress. I shall guard your letters (1 packet) and the parcel of documents well and also the silver box of matches. As soon as a friend comes I shall send it on to Hamburg Altona, but the documents I shall keep here in my safe. Wishing you courage and best regards, Your faithfully, John Hagenbeck

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