Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14A/206E
TitleLetter from C. Buchelin [Assistant Secretary, Basel]
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 16 December. Writes privately about financial circumstances of Gobat's brother, David, schoolmaster of Cremine, his native village; his income is only £6 per annum; he has gradually sunk into debt but had told no one until this spring when he was threatened with a law suit and wrote to Basel; they raised the money by private subscription, but the poor man has now had his house wrecked by recent storms; the only way to help is to buy a little house which would cost a further £56 of which they have raised a quarter of the sum; Samuel Gobat does not know of this and it is not appropriate to tell him; asks if some friends would contribute the remainder of the money.
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