Full text: Brief, G. Heider-Hartog, c-/o. Fr. T. Hartog, Forchstr.108, Zürich 7., 2.XI.47., Herrn Direktor Wartmann, Kunsthaus, Zürich.

S.R. Ruggenheim Qutober Z8, 1577 
120 Broadway 
New York 
c/o.Mrs. T.,Hartog 
Forchstrasse 108 
Zurich 7, Switzerland 
Dear Mrs.,Heider: 
Mrs.,.Guggenheim has handed me your very nice letter 
of October 23rd for reply as to the questions posed by 
Director Wartmann of the Zurcher Kunsthaus, It gives me 
great pleasure to supply him with the information Trequested, 
Both my paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents 
named Meysr, settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1847 
-- just cne hundred years ago. My father'’'s first business 
was in lye, the patents for the manufacture of which were 
held by him and another company. In the early 1870's, after 
this outfit had been sold, my father embarked into the mining 
business in Leadville, Colorado, His sons, msanwhile, had set 
up their own embroidery business first know as "GCuggenheim 
Brothers", but later became "M.Guggenheim Sons", When this 
embroidery business was sold out to a firm by the name Alder, 
Rappolt & Engler, my brothers and myself then followed my 
father into mining, and later on into smelting,. 
I,personally, at the age of fourteen was put into a 
scho@l called the Concordia Institute at 5St.Gallen,Switzer- 
land, the principal of which was a Dr.Bertsch-Seiler, Subse- 
quently this school was moved to Neuminster outside of Zurich, 
and I remained with it for between three and four years in 
“ Perhaps Director Wartmann would be intsrested in 
reading a testimonial from the Santon of Zurich, the translation 
of which was made for me by a Swiss named Zberhart, who was 
at one time in the employ of our embroidery firm. I enclose 
two copies of this translation herewith for his information. 
I trust I have covered Director Wartmann’'s questions, 
but should he wish further information concerning the family 
history, I shall most certainlıy be happy to forward it. 
With kind regards, I am 
Sincereiy yours, 
Sirtsdt SOLOMON R.,Guggenheim 
GoPpy TC de 

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