3 [gennaio] del 1903.
Mio figlio, Ing.
Aggiungo che atti odiosi e villani compiuti contro di me ad espresso nome de’ miei parenti giustificano pienamente la irrevocabile mia decisione di non avere più alcuna relazione cogli stessi. Pur tuttavia in memoria di mio fratello
dmo Giulio Ricordi
3 [January] 1903
Eg. Sig. Rag. Guido Sacchi
My son Ing. Tito Ricordi has informed me regarding the question of Giuseppe Ricordi‘s widow. I cannot do anything contrary to the rules of good administration, and in any event in my position as General Manager I am not authorized to give advance payments to any of the shareholders.
I will add that overt odious and loutish actions against me by my relatives fully justify my irrevocable decision to break all ties with them. Nonetheless, in memory of my brother Giuseppe I can loan you two thousand lire if I get a receipt with an absolute guarantee of repayment with which the widow of Giuseppe Ricordi authorizes me in the most formal terms to reimburse me the above-mentioned 2000 lire from the first payment that the Company will make to her for the estate of Giuseppe Ricordi, either from dividends or from reimbursement. If you please, distinguished Signore, let me know how to proceed, and meanwhile I have the honor of sending my best regards.
Most sincerely, Giulio Ricordi