21 December 1877, Letter from Johann Peter Frautschi to his brother Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

21 December 1877, from Johann Peter Frautschi to his brother Christian Frautschi
Original in University of Wisconsin-Madison. Max Kade Institute. Frautschi Letters (MKI/Frautschi3/JP1877)

Title of Document and Statement of Responsibility:
Title: [Letter 21 December 1877] Elizabethtown, MN, [from] Johann Peter Frautschi [to his brother] Christian Frautschi
Author: Johann Peter Frautsch
Letter begins:
Dear Brother, Last Thursday I received your letter with the photographs of your boy
(German) Wether Bruder, Deinem Brief mit den Photographien von deinem Knaben erhielt ich letzten Donnerstag ...
Date: 21 December 1877, Elizabethtown, MN
Published versions: none
Physical Description: [4] pages on [2] leaves; 21 x 25cm, folded to 8 x 13 cm.\
Notes: Written in grey ink. Blue lined paper, embossed with a small block figure in the shape of a 'w', 1 x 2cm. Accompanying material: envelope 8 x 13cm. Annotations: stamp on envelope has been cut out, later addition in pencil of "21 Dec/77 K" to front of envelope, the envelop has been machine-cancelled by the post office.

About the Electronic Version:

Creation of machine-readable version: Kirstin Dougan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conversion to TEI-conformant markup: Kirstin Dougan, 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 (scanning): Kirstin Dougan
Dates(scanning): April 10, 2000
Image manipulation (Photoshop 5.5): April 17, 2000; April 24, 2000
Hardware: Mikrotek Scan Maker 4
Scanning Software: ScanWizard 3.2.4 (Mikrotek Lab, Inc., c1995)


In this letter Johann Peter Frautschi thanks his brother Christian for the picture he sent of him and his son. Johann says that he can only send a picture of himself and his wife in return. Johann comments on the locust plague that they had that year and that they only harvested 91 bushels of wheat. Johann tells Christian about the illnesses he and his family have been experiencing in the past year.

Text of letter:

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Editorial Notes:



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