Gandhi, Mahatma (1869 – 1948)

A brief autograph letter signed by Mahatma Gandhi, ‘M. K. Gandhi’, Segaon, 15th February 1940, to Mrs. McMillan Seely (‘Dear Sister’). Gandhi writes, in full, ‘I thank you for your letter and the sentiments expressed therein’.

Some light wear, otherwise in fine condition. An excellent exhibitable example.

Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by Gandhi’s secretary to Seely in Seattle, Washington. The recipient of Gandhi’s letter is likely to have been Harriet McMillan Seely, the granddaughter of Samuel J. R. McMillan (1826-1897) American lawyer, judge and politician who served as United States Senator from Minnesota 1875-87. Harriet, like her mother, Jessie McMillan Seely, before her, was an avid collector of autographs.