Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda regarding the belongings found on Louis Gonda at the time of his death. Spivak mentions that the only items he possessed include a chain and 25 cents in change. He also talks about a "photographic outfit" and some clothing left behind as well. He is unsure of the value of the photographic materials and he advises against sending the clothing because it is too expensive and clothing from a sick patient should not be sent through the express company. He...
Dates: 1910 June 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F.D. Gonda. Spivak mentions that a member of the Board of Trustees had a few offers for the photographic equipment and the highest bid came to $20.00. Spivak then details that $5.50 plus $1.00 will be taken from that amount to cover boarding costs of Louis Gonda, as well as the cost for the death certificate. He states that if they are not willing to sell the camera for $20.00 then the family will need to pay $5.50 plus $7.00 or $8.00 to cover the cost of...
Dates: 1910 August 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Louis Gonda. Spivak first clarifies that the name “Louis Gonda” was given to JCRS when he filed the application. This is in response to a previous letter that mentions the death of an Alex Gonda, written by his brother Louis Gonda. Spivak then goes into detail about the circumstances of Gonda's deaths by saying that he was mostly in bed during his stay, although his condition did not seem that bad until about two weeks before his death. Spivak mentions that...
Dates: 1910 June 25
Overview Handwritten letter from the Gonda family to C.D. Spivak. The letter expresses how surprised the family is from the news of their father passing away. Based on a previous letter from Spivak, they thought Louis Gonda would recover because Spivak gave them reassurance that he was doing okay. They also request that Spivak sends any belongings left behind from Louis such as a watch, gold chain, pin, clothing, and letters. They also request to know the location of his grave, as well as obtain the...
Dates: 1910 June 19
Overview Handwritten letter from the Gonda family to C.D. Spivak. The letter acknowledges that they received the package containing the chain and the 25 cents in change. They mention that if the photographic equipment is still intact, its value should be between four or five-hundred dollars, emphasizing that the lens is one of the finest ever made. They state that sending the photographic equipment would be too expensive; therefore, Spivak should attempt to sell it for a reasonable amount of money and...
Dates: 1910 June 27
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. Ethel Gonda to C.D. Spivak. She begins the letter by stating that the family is in very poor circumstances and would like Spivak to do what he can with the photographic equipment. She then mentions that the family plans on moving back to Europe once they can save enough money. She again requests that the death certificate be sent soon because it is an important document that they need for the move. She signs the letter "Mrs. Gonda" with their address and in large,...
Dates: 1910 August 3
Overview Typed letter from F.D. Gonda and the Gonda family to C.D. Spivak. The Gonda family is writing to follow up about a previous letter they had written and had not yet receive a response from. They mention that they answered the question about what to do with the photographic equipment in the previous letter. They also anxiously await his letter with information about the location of their father's grave. The letter is signed, "Your grateful debtors, F.D. Gonda, and family" with their New York...
Dates: 1910 July 13
Overview Handwritten letter from Louis Gonda to C.D. Spivak asking Spivak to send the belongings of his dead brother, Alex Gonda. He also says that he last heard from his brother in San Francisco before receiving Spivak's telegram regarding his death. The letter is signed "Very truly- his brother, Louis Gonda" with his New York City address on the bottom of the letter. There is also an empty envelope addressed to Spivak associated with this letter.
Dates: 1910 June 20
Overview Handwritten letter from N.P. Levin to C.D. Spivak informing him that Louis Gonda died that morning at 11:30am. Levin states that Gonda left a gold chain and some cash upon his death.
Dates: 1910 June 18
Overview Note that states, "Mr. Louis Gonda who died on June 18 left 1 chain and 25 cents in cash." The note is dated September 2, 1910 with his patient number.
Dates: 1910 September 2