Tulsa, OK: 17 March 1922. Letter. Fine three-page letter on Hotel Tulsa stationery, 6" x 9-1/4", of @600 words to a Miss Hortop SIGNED in pencil by Keller. In part: “The lovely verse you sent brought a glow to my heart. But I did not need it to know that your dear thoughts have hovered about me on my journeyings. The darling flowers you have sent me from city to city have whispered how sweetly you were thinking of us all. How did you ever find time to gather, and wrap them up so snugly from the cold, that they might gladden me! And your messages too -- they have come like a response to my mood. At this moment I feel the sweet discontent awakened by the spring sunshine, and I long to escape from the endless restraints and complex life of the city. In this mood I read your verse about how happy we can be anywhere if we can only touch a flower or enjoy the leafy music of a tree. The words you wrote last Christmas have come back to me cheeringly amid the difficulties of our work, 'Nothing can take from you a beautiful day, or a splendid hour you have enjoyed.'" Keller speaks of her teacher's illness and how Polly [Thomson] took her place with Keller on stage. She then discusses the cities on the rest of her tour and wishes Miss Hortop could join them: "It is restful to be in presence of one whose life mirrors the beauty of mountains and the joy of high thoughts.... Men and women like you are living epistles in which is written the sure prophecy of a brighter, happier future for mankind." Creases from mailing, minor splitting along folds and light foxing and corner paper loss on the last page; two lines on the last page faint and written over in pencil, likely by Polly Thomson. Overall Very Good. Item #019662

Price: $1,500.00

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