{recto}
Prof. Heribert Esser
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
The Elder Conservatorium of Music
BOX 498 G.P.O. ADELAIDE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5001
AUSTRALIE

[postmark:] || 400 02 ÚSTí NAD LABEM | 5.5.88 ‒ 0 | * 3 * ||

Geehrter Herr Professor, 1

bestätige hiermit den Empfang ihres Briefes, 2 muss ja sagen, dass er mich sehr überrascht hat. Aber sie sind an die richtige Adresse gekommen, Jeanette Kornfeld war meine Grossmutter. Da ich jetzt auf 14 Tage Urlaub fahre, beantworte ich ihren Brief erst nach Rückkehr, das ist Ende Mai, anfang Juni, da ich ja die alten Briefe nachsehen muss und hoffe, das ich was finde, was sie interessiert und sie gebrauchen könnten.


Einstweilen mit Grüssen
[signed:] T. Kornfeld

[written sideways in left margin:]
Ústí n.L. 5.5.88

{verso}
[Photograph captioned: "ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM"]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2020

{recto}
Prof. Heribert Esser
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
The Elder Conservatorium of Music
BOX 498 G.P.O. ADELAIDE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5001
AUSTRALIA

[postmark:] || 400 02 ÚSTí NAD LABEM | 5.5.88 ‒ 0 | * 3 * ||

Dear Professor, 1

I acknowledge herewith receipt of your letter. 2 I really have to say that it comes as a great surprise to me. But you have reached the right address: Jeanette Kornfeld was my grandmother. Since I am now about to set off on two weeks' holiday, I will not answer your letter until my return, which will be the end of May or the beginning of June, because I really must look again through the old letters [in my possession] and hope that I will find something of interest to you and that you could use.


For now with greetings,
[signed:] T. Kornfeld

[written sideways in left margin:]
Ústí nad Labem, May 5, 1988

{verso}
[Photograph captioned: "ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM"]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020

{recto}
Prof. Heribert Esser
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
The Elder Conservatorium of Music
BOX 498 G.P.O. ADELAIDE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5001
AUSTRALIE

[postmark:] || 400 02 ÚSTí NAD LABEM | 5.5.88 ‒ 0 | * 3 * ||

Geehrter Herr Professor, 1

bestätige hiermit den Empfang ihres Briefes, 2 muss ja sagen, dass er mich sehr überrascht hat. Aber sie sind an die richtige Adresse gekommen, Jeanette Kornfeld war meine Grossmutter. Da ich jetzt auf 14 Tage Urlaub fahre, beantworte ich ihren Brief erst nach Rückkehr, das ist Ende Mai, anfang Juni, da ich ja die alten Briefe nachsehen muss und hoffe, das ich was finde, was sie interessiert und sie gebrauchen könnten.


Einstweilen mit Grüssen
[signed:] T. Kornfeld

[written sideways in left margin:]
Ústí n.L. 5.5.88

{verso}
[Photograph captioned: "ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM"]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2020

{recto}
Prof. Heribert Esser
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
The Elder Conservatorium of Music
BOX 498 G.P.O. ADELAIDE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5001
AUSTRALIA

[postmark:] || 400 02 ÚSTí NAD LABEM | 5.5.88 ‒ 0 | * 3 * ||

Dear Professor, 1

I acknowledge herewith receipt of your letter. 2 I really have to say that it comes as a great surprise to me. But you have reached the right address: Jeanette Kornfeld was my grandmother. Since I am now about to set off on two weeks' holiday, I will not answer your letter until my return, which will be the end of May or the beginning of June, because I really must look again through the old letters [in my possession] and hope that I will find something of interest to you and that you could use.


For now with greetings,
[signed:] T. Kornfeld

[written sideways in left margin:]
Ústí nad Labem, May 5, 1988

{verso}
[Photograph captioned: "ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM"]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020

Footnotes

1 The original of this picture postcard is in the possession of the recipient, who presented the Oswald Jonas Memorial Collection with the photocopy.

2 = OJ 71/10a, [1].

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard: holograph recipient address, salutation, message, and signature, recto; printed picture with caption, verso
Provenance
Heribert Esser (1988-18??)--University of California, Riverside (19??--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Tomas Kornfeld, presumed to be in the public domain
License
Presumed to be in the public domain; any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk.

Digital version created: 2020-02-11
Last updated: 2011-08-17