19 December 1904, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi in St. Paul, Minnesota, and sent to his brother Christian in Madison, Wisconsin. Only digital formats of the original letter and envelope, as well as the transcriptions and translations, are in the collection of the Max Kade Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Images courtesy of Janet Spaeth West and Rick Frautschi.

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Johann wishes to begin making plans to travel back to Saanen, Switzerland. He wonders if Christian will travel alone or whether any of his family will travel with him. Johann's wife will not be making the journey, but he might bring a daughter if Christian's wife will go. He asks if Christian wishes to extend the trip to visit Berlin or London. He writes that "We came to this country together and I look forward to making the trip back home with you." He does not know the best way to contract for tickets, and asks if Christian has a preference for which kind of ship they should take.

Text of letter:

German | English

Transliteration and translation: Robert S. Spaeth and Roger P. Minert, Ph.D.

Commercial use prohibited. Copyright 2003, by the The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System


Created: 29 January 2004

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