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.