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Lot #167
Clara Barton

“I have tried all these last days to find ... a copy of The Red Cross in Peace & War”

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“I have tried all these last days to find ... a copy of The Red Cross in Peace & War”

Teacher and humanitarian (1821–1912) best known for organizing the relief organization the American Red Cross. ALS, two faintly-lined pages both sides, 4.5 x 7, February 24, 1909. Barton writes to her secretary. In part: “I have tried all these last days to find where a copy of the Red Cross in Peace & War could be found. Not alone for your friend, but for myself as well, for I have only one, and always in danger of losing that, but I have no idea where, or if, it can be found. The publishing company went to pieces almost directly after the work was out, and I have no knowledge of them…. Mr. Atwater a year or two ago told me of another party who he thought was publishing and selling it surreptitiously and he proposed to look it up…. I am glad to be able to tell you that you may remove the greater burden of your fears for me, for although I am not yet up to ‘sixteen hours a day,’ I can meet the ordinary desires of my friends, and beg that you at least not hesitate to write me for what you want to know, or what you would like to say…. The Buffalo demonstration was fine. A few exhibitions of that character would be of immense value….” Mild handling wear, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008