Lot 367: Desirable ALS signed "B. T. Washington," one page, lightly-lined both sides, 6 x 9.5, Tuskegee Normal School letterhead, February 21, 1884. Letter to a woman soliciting a donation, in part: "We think many times of you and your kindness towards our work. I send you one of our reports today which will give you an idea of what we are doing. We are trying very hard now to raise $10,000 for a new building—we have already succeeded in raising over $5000 of the amt, and want very much to raise the balance in time for the building to be ready for occupying by next term. If you can help us in any way we shall be very grateful, although we shall not feel disappointed if you cannot do anything." In fine condition, with a couple trivial edge tears. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA and the original mailing envelope, addressed in Washington's own hand.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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