Dear Mister Wuttke,
Thank you for your letter, which I only received yesterday,although it was dated December
I am very honoured to have been asked to send you my Greetings,on behalf of my family, and
in particular, my illustrious great grandfather, Isaac Singer,on the 100 anniversary of
the foundation of the factory.
This is particularly appropriate as his German father, Adam , THEN NAMED REISINGER, left
his country to go to New York, where he married Ruth, of Dutch extraction.
I visit Germany from time to time, as my youngest daughter, Louisa Hutton, is married to
Matthias Sauerbruch. They have an architectural PRACTICE in Berlin.
Do you have a good copy of Isaac? If not I can send you one. Equally have you read Singer
and the Sewing Machine by Ruth Brandon? I have a spare copy here.
I am very proud of my great grandfather and his achievements and wish I had known him ---
I feel he must have had a sense of humour because he named his very large house he built
in Devonshire The Wigwam!
all good wishes,