TLS : Typed Letter SignedKeller, Helen. Typed letter signed. New York, 1964. Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" inches. A two paged letter on Keller's personal 16th Street New York Address Stationary with matching envelope soliciting donations for the American Foundation for the Blind, signed by her in blue ink. She mentions that she has been soliciting donations for 41 years to date and still hasn't met her goals. She won the Presidential Medal of Freedom the same year of this letter's writing, in 1964.
This letter provides eloquent insight into what gave her the energy for her 41 years of activism. “It has been said truly that good deeds are angels,” Keller begins. “There is nothing, I am sure, more precious than the satisfaction of knowing, as you move through life’s uncertainties, that you have sent such angels into the future to cheer sad lives or strengthen the brave who refuse to let fate overcome them.” Keller felt the angels of her own fortune early on, and it made her determined to improve the lives of others suffering similar fates. “This is why during forty-one years I have striven to provide the American Foundation for the Blind with an adequate endowment…” “Unfortunately,” Keller muses, “I am still very far from my goal.” A moving letter providing personal insight into Keller’s unflagging activism. Crisp and clean, with two original folds. Keller’s iconic signature in blue ink. Very good condition.