KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"

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KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"

Sold for US$ 6,325 inc. premium
KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie," written when she was just 7 years old, 3 pp, 217 x 162 mm, bifolium, May 27th, [1887], Tuscumbia, Alabama, folds, with soiling to blank verso of 2nd leaf.
WITH: Typed Letter Signed ("Helen Keller") to Mrs. Dodge on the death of Annie Sullivan, 1 p, 266 x 184 mm, on personal Forest Hills letterhead, November 24, 1936.
AND WITH: Two fundraising letters for the Committee on the Deaf-blind, one signed ("Helen Keller") and one signed in facsimile, to Mr. Dodge and Mrs. Huntington, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, February 1, 1949, and March 25, 1950.

A CHARMING, EARLY AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM HELEN KELLER written when she was just seven years old, less than three months after the arrival of Annie Sullivan, to her cousin Annie: "...I should like so much to visit the great city of Ney [sic] York. I would like to see the animals in Central Park ... When I am older I shall travel in many strange and beautiful countries." She continues, mentioning Annie Sullivan, "Teacher is going home next Monday. I shall miss her very, very much."
Also included is a typed letter signed to Mrs. Dodge on the death of Annie Sullivan, in part: "The birds are gone. The life that throbbed through tree, bush and grass is stilled ... Even so it is winter in my life since the guardian angel of fifty years no longer walks by my side on earth." A beautiful letter sent to her supporters a month after the death of her "miracle worker."

Saleroom notices

  • The date on the letter should read 1889, and not 1887, making Helen Keller 8 years old (9 on June 27th of that year).
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KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"
KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"
KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"
KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"
KELLER, HELEN. 1880-1968. Autograph Letter Signed ("Helen A. Keller") to "My dear Cousin Annie,"
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