Othmar Ammann, Switzerland, immigrants, New York, Newfoundland
Two beautiful and quiet days have already passed since we parted. The sea is so quiet and the sky so peacefully clear as to make one forget all dangers and sorrows. Besides, the pure air is so invigorating that I feel already much better and stronger than in New York, I am looking with confidence and pleasure to the future. I feel that my body and brain need a complete restoration and I will be the more vigorous and able to work afterwards. And how · about you? I still ·see the last looks from your dear eyes and the confidence in the future which rested in them. I admired your composure and thank you for it, because it gave myself more strength and confidence. After my return we shall be richer in experience, healthier in body and spirit and still happier. I shall bring along our dear Werner, which will unite us all and make our happiness supreme.
Ammann, Othmar and Ammann, Lilly
"Othmar H. Ammann's Return to Switzerland,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 29:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol29/iss3/3