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Letter to Oskar Speck from John Hagenback

Date: 21 September 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0537[004]

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    Letter to Oskar Speck from john Hagenback handwritten in German on John Hagenbeck / Shipchandler & Stevedore's letterhead paper. Dated 21 September 1935, the letter mentions a telegram that has arrived from Negapatam, and lists places assuming where Oskar will travel. It mentions also his dog dying of rabies and he too having to have shots.
    Translation
    • John Hagenbeck Colombo, 21 September 1935 I received your telegram from Negapatam last night. So thatis matter has been overcome successfully and now you have arrived inat the British Indian Empire. I have passed on your telegram to the [illegible] newspapers. I assume your journey will continue as follows: Negapatam Karikal Chitambaram Pondiberang Madras I shall wait to hear where to send my letters. We were all delighted about your telegram. The German settlement and I are sending you our best regards and wish you a happy journey. What do you say aboutthat my beautiful white Pomeranian dog, Ammy, dyingied offrom rabies. - Becker and I have been receiving injections at the Pasteur Iinstitute for 2 weeks. Sending you (“the bacon”) all the best. Lots of courage! Best regards, Yours John Hagenbeck

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