Letter : Paper : handwritten : Ink : beige, brown ; Ht: 16,4 cm x W: 22,4 cm
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March 13, 1931
1 page, double-sided, folded vertically. Two holes punched at left. Recto top, addressed to "Feri". Verso, signed "Sándor". Narrative: Donor is Elaine Kalman Naves, daughter of Gustav and Anikó Weinberger. Feri (Ferenc) Weinberger was Gustav's younger brother. Feri died in 1944. From Elaine Kalman Naves' notes: The following letter and card from Sándor Székács, younger brother of Ilona Schwarcz Weinberger, to Feri Weinberger deals mainly with business concerns. Sándor went up to Budapest from Vaja in order to represent the Weinberger-Székács family at a meeting of tobacco farmers (The Rácócky Tanya was the largest producer of tobacco in Hungary, holding a permit to farm tobacco on 150 cadastral yokes. Tobacco growing was a strictly regulated state monopoly; permits were granted by the state to individual farms stipulating the exact acreage allotted to that farm for tobacco.) The proposals put forth at this meeting related to thhe economic plight of tobaccoo farmers reeling from the effects of the Great Depression. Taking advantage of the trip to Budapest, Sándor was to purchase a mini-revolver for Feri Weinberger and to sell some potatoes on the Budapest market. In early spring, potatoes were in great demand in Budapest; P7 -- for 100kgs of potatoes was a very high price. This collection of correspondence was used as part of the research for the following book: Kalman Naves, Elaine. Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. Print.