Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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 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