Keller, Helen (1880 – 1968)
A typed letter signed by Helen Keller in bold pencil, one page both sides, December 31st 1923. Written from Forest Hills to Betsy, in part: ‘We had a very happy Christmas. My teacher and Polly trimmed a darling evergreen in the sun-porch. It was a miracle of glistening red, gold, silver, blue and emerald. Moreover, it was aquiver with life. For we caused to alight upon it birds, fishes, little jumping green frogs, all manner of tiny dolls, deer and elephants, and some fantastic creatures that were neither fish, fowl or beast. I wish you could have sat with us round the fire, and felt for a few hours the true peace and gladness which we believe will some day fill the whole world.’ In fine condition, with slight age toning.