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Title Letter on Meyers Hotel, Hoboken, stationery. Written by an Uncle John & Aunt Ida in Hoboken; posted to Daniel Zutt, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 13, 1925.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2012.001.0110
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Letter on Meyers Hotel, Hoboken, stationery. Written by an Uncle John and Tante [aunt] Ida in Hoboken and mailed to Daniel Zutt, Louisville, Ky., November 13, 1925.

Three leaves imprinted paper, [6] pages plus envelope with Hoboken postmark; two leaves are full-sized stationery, 6" wide x 9-1/2" high; last leaf is partial (but complete in text) and only 5" high being the lower portion of the sheet without the imprinted stationery heading.

The full sheets of stationery are imprinted with the logo of Meyers Hotel Co. Incorporated. Two lines of text below:
South-east corner Hudson and Third Streets
Hoboken, New Jersey

Upper right:
1729
Telephones 961 Hoboken
580

(Meyers appears here without the apostrophe as in Meyer's - which is not untypical usage.)

Addressed to Daniel Zutt, #963 Weissinger-Gaulbert, Louisville, Ky. See notes.

Content is holographic ink by Zutt's Aunt Ida, and in English (although some phrases are in German plus there are some mis-spellings of english words.) They had just arrived in Hoboken from a voyage (the ship and steamship line are not named) and discuss the major event of the trip, an "'orkan' cyclone", that hit the ship on Nov. 5th. This storm at sea was rather violent and threw Uncle John across a room. He suffered a broken arm and other injuries.

She discusses their arrival in Hoboken including John being carried off the ship on a "strecher" [sic - stretcher]. He was taken "to the Hospital in an ambulance here in Hobocken [sic] a new Catholic hospital just built, the St. Marys." [Saint Mary's Hospital had just opened a new building, but the hospital itself had been in operation since 1863.]

See notes.
Notes The Weissinger-Gaulbert Apartments were then a group of three large and modern high-quality buildings at Third Street and Broadway; one remains with the current address of 709 S. 3rd St.; it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mentioned at the end of page [5] is Uncle John's and Aunt Ida's address: 205 Washington Avenue. (There is a such an address in Louisville.) At the end of page [6] she writes "I'll let you know when we arrive in Ev." "Ev" may be Evansville, Indiana where there was a John Zutt living in this time period. Their last name is unstated in this letter.
People Zutt, Daniel
Date 1925
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1925
Search Terms Meyer's Hotel
Meyers Hotel
Third St.
Hudson St.
Saint Mary Hospital
Caption pg [1] of 6; (sheet 1 of 3)
Imagefile 160\20120010110.TIF
Classification Transportation
Travel
Ships
Pier
Hospitals
Medical
Storms
Social & Personal Activity