18 February 1881, Letter from Johann Peter Frautschi to his brother Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

[Letter] 18 February 1881, from Johann Peter Frautschi to his brother Christian Frautschi
Original in University of Wisconsin-Madison. Max Kade Institute. Frautschi Letters (MKI/Frautschi3/JP1881)

Sender: Johann Peter Frautschi
Letter begins: Dear Brother, I received your letter and...
Date: 1881 Feb. 18, Elizabeth, Minnesota
Published versions: None
Physical Description: [4] p. on [2] leaves; 19.8 x 12 cm., folded 6.5 x 12 cm.
Notes: Letter on beige ruled paper with brown ink. Watermark visible on each page. Accompanied by envelope, postmarked on front with Elizabeth, Mn. Feb. 17, 1881 and postmarked on back with Madison, Feb. 18, 1881. Torn on upper left corner front of envelope and torn on lower left corner of verso of envelope; 7.8 x 12.6 cm.

About the Electronic Version:

Creation of machine-readable version: Sylvia Pfender, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conversion to TEI-conformant markup: Sylvia Pfender, University of Wisconsin-Madison
LIS839 Special Collections in the Digital Environment (Spring 2000)
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Credits (scanned images): Sylvia Pfender
Date(s) of scanning: 4/14/00
Hardware: Mikrotek Scan Maker 4
Scanning software: Scan Wizard 3.2.4 (MicrotekLab, Inc., c1995)


Johann Peter Frautschi reports he is happy to hear of the good health of his brother and his brother's family. He thanks him for sharing news of Peter Jakob and discusses the problems of land acquisitions, people incurring debts, problems with locusts, drinking and laziness that may be causing failure among some people. He discusses family news ­ which family members he has heard from and which he has no news of, talks of several marriages and immigration of some members to America, health issues and his children's education.


Text of letter:

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Transliteration: Marcel Rotter

Translation: Fred Dingledy (edited by) Annie Reinhardt and Suzanne Townley

Markup: Sylvia Pfender, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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