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Guide to the Helen Keller Letters, 1930-1951 and undated (bulk 1930-1949)

Summary

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. Collection includes letters from Helen Keller to Agatha and Harry Hunter, dated 1930 and undated, thanking them for their food gifts at Christmas. There is another letter from Keller to Frank L. Boyden, dated 1949, regarding the possibility of a bequest by him to the American Foundation for the Blind. Includes his letter in response negating that possibility, but expressing his admiration for her. There is also an unrelated letter in the collection, written by Harry Hunter to Mabel McCormick (Mrs. Ferris? McCormick) in 1951, discussing their respective interests, food, friends, business, and their love for each other. Includes envelopes.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11650
Title
Helen Keller letters
Date
1930-1951 and undated
Creator
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 5 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes letters from Helen Keller to Agatha and Harry Hunter, dated 1930 and undated, thanking them for their food gifts at Christmas. There is another letter from Keller to Frank L. Boyden, dated 1949, regarding the possibility of a bequest by him to the American Foundation for the Blind. Includes his letter in response negating that possibility, but expressing his admiration for her. There is also an unrelated letter in the collection, written by Harry Hunter to Mabel McCormick (Mrs. Ferris? McCormick) in 1951, discussing their respective interests, food, friends, business, and their love for each other. Includes envelopes.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Helen Keller Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree; she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, and socialism. She attended the Perkins Institute for the Blind, 1888-1894, then Radcliffe College, 1900-1904.


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Provenance

The Helen Keller Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, July, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS271, 2015-0050-LUBMSS272, 2015-0050-LUBMSS273, 2015-0050-LUBMSS274, 2015-0050-LUBMSS262.