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RR Autograph Auctions Clara Barton Teacher and humanitarian

RR Autograph Auctions Clara Barton

Teacher and humanitarian (1821–1912) best known for organizing the relief organization the American Red Cross. ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 6.5, May 5, 1906. Letter to Miss Kensel regarding various matters of the Red Cross. In part: “Like yourself, I am to [sic] hurried to make a visible sign of life…Mrs. G is a Smith College girl—her husband a Harvard. They have taken up their work with all the earnestness of ‘Settlement’ girls—have various branches and affiliations—one of which has been First-Aid…They have done earnest work…They seem delighted with your work, especially the textbook and the little book…Mrs. Gitterman—she says ‘Please tell the Boston officers that I am a Smith College girl and that isn’t far from them.’ I think they will open the Washington door…I am so anxious to see that Report I can hear the true ring of it already.” In fine condition, with paper loss to one upper corner and staple holes to the other. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Clara Barton


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