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Barton, Clara [1821 - 1912] - Inscriber. Gardner, Joseph [1833 -
TROISIEME CONFERENCE INTERNATIONALE Des SOCIETES De LA CROIX-ROUGE Tenue a Geneve du 1er Au 6 Septembre 1884. Compte Rendu
Au Siège Comité International de la Croix-Rouge, 1885. 1st edition. PRESENTATION copy, INSCRIBED from Barton, "To my friend, / Dr. Joseph Gardner / with sentiments of esteem and cordial regard. / Which words cannot express. / Clara Barton. / Washington D. C, March 15, 1889." Further, a 2 line quote by Barton underneath, "As the best of all fortune has come [squiggly underline] in the past / My heart only prays that the present may last." concluded with her "C. B." xix, [1 (blank)], 444 pp. Text in French. 4to. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with silver stamped lettering to spine & front board, accompanied by an impressed silver & red Red Cross logo. Housed in a custom chemise & 1/4 leather slipcase with marbled paper boards. Volume shows wear & evidence of dampstaining. Rear hinge paper starting at bottom. An About VG copy. Chemise & slipcase - Fine. Scarce Red-Cross volume, of which OCLC records 5 institutional holdings [none in the US], inscribed to Dr Joseph Gardner, a prominent Indiana citizen and early friend/benefactor of Clara Barton, as well as patron of the recently-formed American Red Cross [founded in 1881, and of which Barton was president when this volume was inscribed]. Barton had a long-standing friendship with the Gardners, with her one-time sectetary Enola Lee, becoming the 3rd Mrs. Joseph Gardner. In 1893, Dr. Gardner donated a large plot of his land in Indiana to the American Red Cross, which Barton envisioned becoming a central-states headquarters/warehouse for the organization. All was to come to naught however, as the plot was never developed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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