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Letter from E. Gonda to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 27

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0106.00021


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 deduct the funeral expenses from the total amount. Although, they caution that if the equipment does not get a fair price then to send the equipment back to New York and the family will reimburse him. They also mention that their father did not belong to any societies or insurance companies; therefore, money is still very tight. The oldest children are trying to get papers to start working and can only make $6 a week because of their age. The family then requests that all papers, letters, and photographs that were also in their father's possession need to be delivered to the family. They also want the death certificate as an important document to have about their father. Finally, they ask for the location of his grave because one of Louis Gonda's brothers lives close to Denver and would like to visit the grave. The letter is signed "H. Gonda on behalf of Mrs. Gonda" with their New York City address underneath.


  • 1910 June 27


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