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Letter to Oskar Speck from John Hagenback

Date: 6 November 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0537[005]

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    Letter to Oskar Speck from john Hagenback handwritten in German on John Hagenbeck / Shipchandler & Stevedore's letterhead paper. Dated 6 November 1935, the letter mentions he has been sick, hopes Oskar received his new boat at Cacunada, and wishes him well in his journey to Calcutta.
    Translation
    • John Hagenbeck, Colombo, 6 November 1935 Dear Mr. Speck, Dear Mr. Bacon, I received your kind note dated 21 October. Unfortunately, I couldn’t write sooner since I had a fever and influenza and didn’t feel well. Now I’m fineo.k. again. My wife will arrive back inat Colombo on 2 December. I hope you received the new boat at Cacunada, since the other one served you so well. Your friend from Dusseldorf seems sad because there was a rumour that you had disappeared, but you are right, dear Speck, weeds don’t die that easily. So keep your spiritscourage up! I hope you’ve recovered a bit inat Cacunada. I replied back to Dusseldorf straight away. All the Germans here inat Colombo send their best regards and wish you success! I have carried out carried out all your wishesrequests and sent the newspaper report to the [illegible] at Hamburg. Do write again soon! My dear Speck, I hope you’ll stay healthy and will arrive safely inat Calcutta. Best regards John Hagenbeck My daughter Eva is quite o.k.well again now.

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