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Lot 731
Addams, Jane (1860-1935) Social reformer, pacifist, and feminist; the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). She established Hull-House, which provided services for the immigrant and poor population of Chicago. It was the city's first settlement house and one of the earliest ones created in the United States. Autograph letter signed ("J Addams"), 1 page, on Hull-House letterhead, 9¼ x 5¾ in., Chicago, November 1912. To Alice (Addams) Haldeman (1853-1915), her sister, who lived in Girard, Kansas, and who was a social activist and banker, thanking her for her all of her trouble with the farm and hoping it will sell soon, and discussing a holiday visit to Cedarville (IL), where they were born and grew up. With holograph envelope from Hull-House.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 732
Darrow, Clarence (1857-1938) American lawyer and civil libertarian; one of the most famous trial lawyers in history, best known for the Leopold and Loeb murder trial and the Scopes "monkey" trial. Autograph letter signed, 1 page, on engraved personal letterhead, 8½ x 5¾ in. (Chicago), Oct. 26 (1927). To Rev. Edgar Thomas Read: "I have complied with your request. I like your letter and wish I might sometime see you. One of the mysteries to me is how religion can make one cruel and intolerant, and yet it often does. I fancy that it has made you tolerant and understanding…." With original, holograph transmittal envelope postmarked: Chicago, ILL. Oct 27.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 733
Keller, Helen (1880-1968) American author, political activist, and lecturer; the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Typed letter signed, 1½pp, on personal stationery, 10½ x 7¼", New York, Oct. 31, 1962. To Mrs. L.D. Thompson in Paris, Tennessee, pleading for funds for the American Foundation for Overseas Blind. In part, "Earnestly I believe that God uses each one of us to carry out His Divine Purpose. That is why I strive to live for the good of the sightless and for the elimination of the tragedy of blindness from the earth." Very fine. Written six years before Mis Keller's death and showing her extraordinary commitment to others.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.

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Lot 734
Keller, Helen. First day cover signed in large letters at lower right, no place, no date (Cancelled in Chicago, July 5, 1967). The cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of Lions International (1917-67), whose programs include sight, hearing and speech conservation.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 735
King Jr., Martin Luther (1929-68) Baptist minister; Civil Rights activist; Nobel Laureate. Book inscribed and signed, being a First Edition of Stride Toward Freedom. The Montgomery Story, Harper and Brothers, New York, 1958. Inscribed and signed "With Best Wishes Martin Luther King Jr." on the first end page. Stated First Edition with first printing code H-H. 230 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., cloth-backed boards. Illustrated with black and white photos. First-issue dust jacket with No. 8471A on front and rear flaps. Dust jacket with price of $2.95 intact. Near Fine copy; indentation to lower edges of boards. Dust jacket has paper loss to lower portion of dust jacket spine, measuring 1¼ to 1¾ in., and to lower left portion of back cover, measuring 1½ to 2 in.; also small loss at top of spine and other edge chipping. This is a first printing, first edition of Dr. King's first book, published when he was only 29 years old.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 736
King, Jr., Martin Luther. First edition of Why We Can't Wait, New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, 1964, octavo. Inscribed and signed on first end page: "To Mr. William M. Ives / In appreciation for your support of the non-violent struggle for freedom and justice. Martin L King Jr." A photo of Dr. King is affixed to the inside front cover. The back inside cover has a photo of "Ethel & Bill" and photos of "Ronald," "Jane" and an unnamed young girl are affixed to the back end pages. Front cover and spine are faded and worn, probably from sun exposure during marches. Interior is tight with light age toning. Dr. King boldly signed and inscribed the page in blue ink.

Published the same year Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize, and considered by Dr. King as his memoir of "The Negro Revolution," Why We Can't Wait tells the story of African American activism in the spring and summer of 1963 and places it in historical perspective. King's famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," explaining "Why the Negro Won't Wait," is published here in full for the first time. Desirable and important.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 737
Vintage Original Suffragette Banner and Extensive Archive. Rare vintage original, hand-screened, shield-shaped banner of polished cotton, light blue and silver lettering, 35 x 27 in., c. 1910-1915. Age toning; some dark staining along the top and bottom borders. Moderate paint cracking and wear. This banner is a wonderful piece of New Jersey state history and a rare artifact of The Women's Suffragette Movement. Included in this lot is a group of newspapers, magazines and correspondence collected by a Mrs. V. Aguero of the Jersey Shore region, dating from the turn of the century to the mid 1950s, regarding women's rights. The first women to vote in the United States lived in New Jersey, immediately after 1776 when the state constitution's suffrage requirements included all "free inhabitants" meeting property requirements, thus ignoring all gender barriers. Women with property used this loophole to vote in New Jersey until the state legislature ended women's voting in 1807. Banner is in very good condition protected within a thin plexi-glass frame measuring 40 x 27 in.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.
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