Photograph of letter, Southern California, 1931. "Pacific Coast Distributors, Abbott's Bitters, Manufactured by C.W. Abbott & Co., Baltimore, Maryland; Falstaff Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri, Dublin Style Stout; Rapken & Co., LTD., Importers, Exporters and Brokers, Distributors, Drug Products, San Francisco Office, 2439-41-43 Sutter Street, Telephone West 6601; Pacific Coast Distributors, Gondola Wine Tonic, Manufactured by, West Coast Wine Jelly Co., Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A.; June 9, 1931; Mr E Mass, c/o West Coast Wine Jelly Co., 601 So Clarence St, Los Angeles; Dear Sir: The following offer of employment is hereby made to you by the undersigned, Rapken & Company, Limited, a corporation. You are to be employed for five years from June 1, 1931, as a salesman subject to the usual limitations placed by the law upon the general relations of employer and employee. You are expected to take charge of all the sales made by Rapken & Co. Ltd. of the product known as Gondola Wine Tonic within the commercial territorial limits of Southern California, viz: south of Bakersfield; it being understood that such limitations of territory are more clearly defined by the description given in our Northern California contract with the Tonkin Distributing Company. You are also employed as a salesman during the same period of time for the product known as Abbott's Bitters within the same territorial limits; but your sales are to be confined entirely to the drug trade; with the exception that with the consent in writing of both the Tonkin Distributing Company and the Bohemian Distributing Company you will be permitted to sell to others than the drug trade; such sales, however, in any event, to the turned Distributing Co. the same as if you had made those sales for their benefit. Commencing with June 1, 1931, you are to have a drawing account of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars monthly, payable one-half on the first and one-half on the 15th day of each calendar month; said drawing account to apply against your commissions of fifty cents per case on Gondola Wine Tonic, and fifty cents per case on each and every case of Abbott's Bitters in excess of one thousand (1,000) cases; viz: you are to receive no commission on sales of Abbott's Bitters except sales in excess of one thousand cases; to-wit: twelve thousand cases for the entire year from June 1, 1931 to June 1, 1932 must be sold before you are entitled to any commissions." -- on letter.