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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)
5 May 1906, Glen Echo [MD] - A four-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two adjoining sheets (5-1/4" x 6-1/2") dated 5 May 1906 from the founder of the American Red Cross and SIGNED by her. To Miss Kensel [Mary Kensel Wells, Barton's secretary] 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." Slight paper loss to one upper corner and staple holes to the other. Fine with good content [Attributes: Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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