Forest Hills, NY: 26 January 1923. Letter. Superb four-page letter on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7-3/4" x 9-1/2", of @900 words to a Mr. Green SIGNED in pencil by Keller. A lengthy letter offering advice to a group of students, in part: "You will readily understand that the task of reading hundreds of letters through the slow medium of the manual alphabet is no light one, and that my secretary uses her judgment as to those which shall be spelled out to me.... I wish I knew the right word of encouragement to say to my student-friends who are so soon to leave the carefully planned routine of their school days to begin their Great Adventure in a world where the unexpected is always happening.... For a time we hold fast to our ideals ... most of us succumb to the fatal maladies of the present day, materialism and standardization. We surrender our individuality, our freedom, our aspirations, and retire within the walls of sanctioned opinion and comfortable habits. In course of time, we, in turn, become the respectable custodians of accepted creeds, institutions and traditions.... If we cannot harmonize the practical affairs of life with our highest youthful ideals, there are great disasters ahead of us.... The hope of humanity is in the young people who are now taking their places in the world's work.... You are part of the new hope of the world.... May the spirit of justice and liberty move you to great deeds." Faint creases from folding, paperclip impressions at top blank margin, few small stains on one page. About Fine. Item #019166

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