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The July 8-9, 2017 Manuscript, Space, Collectibles & Stamp Auction

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Lot 150
Barton, Clara - Letter Signed on American National Red Cross Letterhead (1821-1912) Educator, nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross. Typed letter signed "Clara Barton" as president and treasurer of the Red Cross, 2 pages, on The American National Red Cross Letterhead, 10¾ x 8¼", Washington, June 19, 1895. To a young woman named Clara Barton Clinton, sending words of support and hoping to see her soon. In part, "… I am always glad to hear from you….in some way, you seem almost to belong to me…You must not feel, my dear girl, that your life is useless, you are doubtless filling your role worthily and bravely and it will count, in the end, with the rest. I am preparing to leave Washington for a summer outing of several weeks at Thousand Islands…." Toned, with heavy fold wear to second page. With original envelope.

Accompanied by a group of five covers with cachets honoring Miss Barton, as well as a printed card announcing that Miss Barton is at home "to meet the Survivors of the late War," and two invitations to receptions, one of them to be held in the rotunda of the Capitol, and a. Estimate Value $250 - 350
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Lot 151
Elizabeth B. Phelps and Marion Dickerman - Suffragettes. Elizatbeth B. Phelps - Nine checks filled out to herself, signed, and endorsed by E.B. Phelps, all on The People's Bank, East Orange, N.J., written between 1898 and 1900 for various amounts. Each check has a red, 2¢ revenue stamp. Elizabeth B. Phelps was a wealthy, early suffragette who was on the Executive Committee for National Woman Suffrage. She gave a birthday party for Susan B. Anthony's 59th birthday in 1870 and was a benefactor to Anthoy's newspaper, The Revolution. Phelps opened the Woman's Bureau in New York City to house artists, studios and offices for women's organizations and to provide accommodations for women who were visiting the city. Anthony moved the office of her newspaper there in 1869 and that same year, the National Woman Suffrage Association was established there. Condition is very good to fine.

Marion Dickerman (1890-1983) Suffragette and educator and longtime friend of Eleanor Roosevelt; they worked together for the Women's Trade Union League, The League of Women Voters, and the Democratic National Committee. Business card engraved "Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Forty-nine East Sixty-fifth Street," with a holiday greeting by Dickerman just above Eleanor Roosevelt's name, "A very merry Christmas to you! Marian Dickerman and," making it a joint holiday greeting to an unknown person. Minor soiling and a thin rust line at right edge. After FDR was elected President in 1932, the Roosevelts spent little time in the house on 65th St. (Eleanor preferred an apartment on E. 11th St.), and in October 1934, the townhouse on E. 65th was put up for rent. Estimate Value $200 - 250
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Lot 152
Gandhi, Mohandas K. "Mahatma" - Sentiment and Signature (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He led India to independence, employing nonviolent civil disobedience, and inspired civil rights movements around the world. Sentiment and signature, "Yours ever M K Gandhi" in pencil on a 2 x 3¾" piece of light tan paper, no place, no date. Matted with a 6¾ x 4¾" picture of Gandhi and attractively framed to an overall size of 16 x 11½". Ready for display. Estimate Value $800 - 1,000
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