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Keller, Helen (1880-1968) Autograph Letter Signed and Cabinet Card.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM


Keller, Helen (1880-1968) Autograph Letter Signed and Cabinet Card. Early undated two page letter, two sheets inscribed on rectos only, in pencil. Undated, but very likely written in July of 1887; to her cousin George, describing the train trip to Huntsville that she took with her teacher, Annie Sullivan; written on two sheets of laid paper with a crane watermark, marked Japanese Linen, and dated 1886, some old folds, some toning, 8 1/2 x 8 in.
"helen will write letter to cousin george helen and teacher did go to huntsville steam car does go fast george did give helen soda water anna did buy helen pretty new hat helen did play with pinky horse does like sugar mr. rea did kiss helen carlotta will come to see helen in tuscumbia corinne and may and louise did come to see helen nobert did shoot little bird wrong helen and teacher did come home. lady did talk wrong on fingers. conductor did take ticket and punch. teacher did buy orange and helen did put orange in bag for mother leila has little new baby new baby is bessie bessie is eva sister mildred is helen sister helen is sick doctor will give medicine to make well helen does love george and anna helen will kiss george and anna good-by helen keller"
[Together with] a cabinet card of Helen Keller as a girl, taken by Collins in Huntsville, Alabama; twenty 19th century cabinet cards of other Keller family members; [and] six additional 19th century photographs of more distant Keller family relations, all photographs identified on the backs.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Annie Sullivan, Huntsville