February 2 1855, Letter from Abraham Frautschi to his brother Jakob Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

February 2 1855, letter from Abraham Frautschi to his brother Jakob Frautschi
Original in University of Wisconsin-Madison. Max Kade Institute. Frautschi Letters (MKI/Frautschi3/A1855)

Sender: Abraham Frautschi
Letter begins: Beloved Brother! Why, by not writing, do ...
Date: 1855 Feb. 2, Saanen
Published versions: none
Physical Description: [1] leaf ; 27 x 18 cm folded to 6 x 10 cm
Notes: In German. Torn in upper left corner (2 x 7 cm rounded tear); one nib tear and several ink scratches in upper right corner; torn and taped along fold lines.In black ink. Paper brittle. Line of text in left margin and in right margin. Cancellation marks stating February in Saanen; February 7 in Forbeau (?); March 20 in New York. 3 20 centesimi postage stamps in upper right corner and wrapping to verso of folded letter.

About the Electronic Version:

Creation of machine-readable version: Kate Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conversion to TEI-conformant markup: Kate Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
LIS839 Special Collections in the Digital Environment (Spring 2000)
Note: Page images have been included from the original source.






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Credits (scanned images): Kate Anderson
Date(s) of scanning: 4/10/00
Hardware: Mikrotek Scan Maker 4
Scanning software: Scan Wizard 3.2.4 (MicrotekLab, Inc., c1995)



Abraham Frautschi eagerly awaits information from his brother Jakob from whom he has not heard in two years. Because of poor conditions in Saanen, Abraham is thinking of joining Jakob in Wisconsin. He therefore wants to know about routes from New York to Wisconsin, provisions, building materials, livestock, soil conditions, and exchange rates. He asks twice if there is a need for school teachers.


Text of letter:

| German | English | SGML-encoded text |

Transliteration: Lowell Frautschi

Translation: Lowell Frautschi

Markup: Kate Anderson


Editorial Notes:

Where translator is uncertain of text, question marks (?) appear. Some paranthetical comments have been added for clarity.


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Created: 20 March 2000

Revised: 30 April 2000

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