Lot 278: Helen Keller

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:28:07

Lot 278: Wonderful set of four TLSs signed in pencil, each one page, three measure 7.25 x 10.5 and one 6.75 x 11.75, dated between 1938 and 1949. All four letters are addressed to Helen Kellogg. The earliest, dated October 26, 1938, in part: "During the back-and-forth travelling of the past three weeks I have been unavoidably separated from my typewriter, or I should have thanked you promptly for your sweet note and precious gift to the blind. You could not have found a lovelier way to give them pleasure. It is a joy to see how 'The Reader's Digest' brings into their shadowed world the colorful, throbbing life of mankind, news banishing monotony, starry dreams and the teachings of history." Another, dated January 7, 1941, in part: "We could not forget the hunger of millions or the hearths without a fire this Yule-tide, but we opened wide our door to a beloved Gust—the Vision of coming peace and good-will throughout the world, and we held fast to that angel until he left a blessing with us;" Another, dated, September 25, 1943, in part: "The Typewriter you loaned me has been an immense help, and I am glad to have it to say so to you. Now comes your precious gift heavy with deliciousness. How we shall enjoy the ham served out on the terrace in the warm autumn sunshine at Arcan Ridge!" In overall fine condition. Helen Kellogg was the daughter-in-law of W. K. Kellogg, the breakfast cereal magnate who donated much of his fortune to philanthropic causes. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $1500-2000
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