Berlin . Paris & the missing Literary Digest

Berlin . Paris & the missing Literary Digest

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Postcard from Ruth in Berlin, Germany to her mother at their Buffalo, New York home.

Pension Herzberg (Familien – Hotel) Berlin W 35, Potsdamer Privatstr 121 b

Inh: Frau Dr. Weihe

I believe the date of this card should be about the same as the George Washington Luxury Liner Log … 1914, but I can’t make out the date. This card was sent in November & the George Washington Log Card shows May … but trips of this nature take months and months typically.

The date is troubling though as it is the dateline associated with the First World War, which gives a better insight as to the request and message of Ruth to her mother:

Dear Mother,

Nov 26

Will you write the Literary Digest – New York City, 445 23rd Street (address on the paper) and tell them to forward  the subscription to me – Care of American Exp Co. Paris? I have written them but it apparently has no effect – and I very much want the copies here. We have had no mail for almost ten days and can’t understand why . We stayed at the Kaiserhop Monday night where her olson had engaged a room for us at …(?) American price we could not have gotten in had the room not been engaged. How do you like our Pension? I sent Mrs Graves letter to you to ….(?) … and asked for her address.Love Ruth


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My background is in Public Relations with a B.S. from Syracuse University. I would like to publish "Rabbitwild - A Shelter in the Wilderness", written by my Great Grandfather, William S. Wicks, a gifted early American Architect and Naturalist. Wicks, a member of the first group to purchase 100,000 acres of Adirondack Wilderness with the idea that it should remain a "forever wild" preserve, in fact designed and built "Rabbitwild" within the Adirondack League Club. And so, this blog isn't about me at all, but about remembering Wicks, his legacy, love and loyalty to natural design. By happenstance, he created the same appreciation in me for all that is beautiful, by nature.

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