E. Brief mit U.
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Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922), American engineer and inventor. Autograph letter signed. Salem (Massachusetts), February 2, 1874. Large 8°. 1½ pp. and address on double leaf. – A letter to Miss Alice C. Jennings (1840–1923), a Massachusetts teacher known for her work with deaf children and her contribution to the study of speech-reading: „I have been so busy for the past few days that I have been unable to write to you about the National College in Washington. I enclose a letter recently received from President Gallaudet; and I shall be glad to know what you decide upon. I think that, with your abilities, and desire for study, you should consider it a duty to strive to attain the highest culture possible for you in this country [...]“. – Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837–1917), son of the minister and pioneer of deaf education Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, founded together with the philanthropist and former U.S. Postmaster, Amos Kendall the National Deaf-Mute College in Washington, DC, the first college for deaf students (1894 renamed after his father to Gallaudet College). – On stationery with embossed initial („B“); central horizontal and vertical fold, and some bits of old reparative tape along folds on the reverse.