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Letter from Barnet Sedler to C.D. Spivak, 1908 July 24

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0025.00005


Typed three-page letter on Sedler's Clothing House letterhead from Barnet Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Sedler states that Spivak's letter of July 21st, informing him that his nephew, Louis Goldstein, has been admitted to his Sanitarium on the 17th, which he thanks him very much, as he hopes it may benefit him a great deal, or at least it will relieve him of some suffering, especially it will shelter him from the streets. Selder states that he suppose that he has already explained to him that it is the second time for him at Denver in the last eighteen months. He has helped him a great deal with his money, as well as his precious time, but it seems instead of him applying in the right direction for assistance, he has been staying in a private home at King St., and leaving with the expense to shoulder on them. He has a poor sister, who is an orphan and working in a department store for a small salary. The little savings she had, she was compelled to give to him and just recently she has sent him $25.00, besides what she has helped him in the last eight months. Sedler hopes that Spivak will see that he is taking good care, as he used to be a wild boy and likely it is that his illness came from his own negligence. However, he may ask Mr. S.J. Shallett and he will write to him what efforts he has made towards assisting him to get membership for the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, when he was in Pittsburgh recently. Sedler states that at present, he has two cousins at Denver, one is suffering with throat tuberculosis, a young fellow about eighteen or nineteen, Louis Marcus, in the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives. The other one is I. Prensky, 1200 Grove St., Denver, Col., and which he has recently a letter which was very pitiful. He is a family man and comes from Montreal, Canada. Sedler requests if he could possibly do something for this sufferer, he would appreciate it very much, as he is in bad circumstance, and has written his last letter, while he is not well yet, but he has not $1.00 to live from, and it seems either he did not apply to his society for assistance, or he was not given the assistance, if he applied. He wants to go back home, but he has no money to pay his far. Sedler states that he has an idea that he may be able to get a position at Denver, if he feels capable to do some work, as he is a tailor and he does not know whether it may not be a better plan to have his family sent to him. He knows a good many cases where such plans were quite a success. He asks Spivak to kindly investigate the other case, which he named here. He thanks him for his kindness and has confidence that their efforts in the city of Pittsburgh will be appreciated by him. Letter is signed Barnet Sedler.


  • 1908 July 24


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