Collection: Grupe Family Letters

Author: Gustave Grupe

Recipient: Marie Kreplin (Grupe)

Description: Letter from Gustave Grupe to his aunt, Marie Grupe, February 20, 1913.

Gustave Grupe to Marie Grupe, February 20, 1913

English Text

page 1 Hamburg Ohlsdorf 20th February 1913. My dear aunt! Since I know what part you are taking in my fate, I would like to inform you that I recently won my great trial. It took just 2 ¼ years. You can imagine how glad we were when this result was recently reported to us on our telephone. In this case, then, truth and justice triumphed brilliantly. The opponents can, of course, continue to complain, whether they do it, and invest more money into the process, that is questionable, in any case I can look forward to what is still to come with great calm. It will probably take a long time before everything has been settled and settled, that has to have its way. page 2 I have lost a good 25,000 dollars based on your money. but we don't have to think about it anymore. and we don't do that either. because it could have gotten much, much worse. we are happy that we have come this far. A much better spirit has now come to us. In the past, when we woke up at night, the bad thoughts of insecurity always approached us, we spent many nights like this and the day brought new worries, we always looked at the postman with apprehension. All of this has stopped now. My good aunt you don't take it offense when I write about my own cause for so long. I had to page 3 do without parental care early on. In return I am fortunate enough to have an aunt in my years, a good woman to whom I can pour my heart out in this case, who has such a rich life experience and feels with you and that feels so good. In the opinion that these lines may give you a little pleasure and in the firm hope of hearing from you quite often, I remain with best regards, your loyal nephew Gustav Grupe Recommend me to Amelia and Henry and the lovely people of Barthol.