Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials!CLARA BARTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1911 - HFSID 76531. CLARA BARTON Clara Barton sends an autograph letter of thanks for the picture. Autograph Letter Signed: " Clara Barton ", 2p, 5x6½ lined sheet, conjoined leaves.
Glen Echo, Maryland, 1911 January 2. In full: I thank you inexpressibly for that good picture of Mrs. I have been outraged these last years, by the cuts that have been allowed to appear; and from what I can judge from the newspaper cuts of the picture in question regarding its place in Fanuel (sic, Faneuil) Hall, I do not wonder that the "Art Commission" objects. I have, of course, no possible idea of the nature of that objection, but I know what mine would be.If its admission is asked on the grounds of "Authorship of The Battle Hymn". They should present the representation of the Author as she was when it was written, showing the strength and force of character that could create such a production. Howe in her days of failing strength, and feebleness, may maybe more tenderly dear, and precious to the loving hearts of her children, and immediate family, than words could express. It is most fitting on their walls - but for the general public, no! Howe herself, would not prefer it!
Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. 2 paper clip impressions at upper margin of first page.
Accompanied by original envelope initialed: C. 2-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Glen Echo, MD. Addressed by Barton to: Mr.Meserve, #74, Broadway, New York, N. Lightly creased at lower right corner. Written just 15 months before Barton's death (April 12, 1912). MESERVE, a collector of early American photography, thanking him for sending a lovely portrait of JULIA WARD HOWE, best known as the author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862). Howe had died three months earlier, and no doubt the photographs printed in the newspapers were exceptionally poor. Barton was inspired to help through her nursing while Howe had been moved to help the spirits and morale of the troops through her patriotic hymn. During the War, Barton first organized the means of distributing medical supplies to doctors and field hospitals and relief supplies to soldiers and civilians. At this time, she learned of and became involved with the International Red Cross. Her subsequent founding of the American branch (1882) encouraged the U. To sign the Geneva Treaty (1882) for the treatment of wounded during battle and the return of the dead. Barton was solely responsible for the clause that provided for Red Cross aid to civilians during disasters, such as earthquakes or floods, as well as for soldiers during war.
Meserve was an astute businessman and historian who specialized in Lincolniana. In the year of this letter, he published Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 43¾x22¼.See more material from these signers. See more listings in our RELIGION & HUMANITARIANS (547).
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