Nella Braddy Henney Collection Box 1

Series 1: Original Correspondence

Box 1: Folder 1-6: Correspondence to NBH, 1926-1939

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Box 1: Folder 1: Correspondence to NBH, 1926-1932

Letter from Mildred Keller Tyson, February 16, 1926

Letter from Frank W. Goodhue, February 18, 1927

Letter from Frank W. Goodhue, March 2, 1927

Letter from Frank W. Goodhue, March 23 1927

Letter from Laura Richards, April 4 1927

Letter from Edward E. Allen, April 23, 1927

Letter from Cora A. Newton, May 23, 1927

Letter from Edward E. Allen, June 6, 1927

Letter from Lydia Y. Hayes, June 7, 1927

Letter from James E. Chamberlain, June 10, 1927

Letter from Julia Burnham, June 16, 1927

Letter from Lenna D. Swinerton, June 20, 1927

Letter from Emilie Poulsson, June 20, 1927

Letter from Thomas Arthur Humason, June 23, 1927

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 3, 1927

Letter from Van Wyck Brooks, July 12, 1927

Letter from John D. Wright, August 17, 1927

Note about Leila Lasseter

Letter from Leila Lasseter, December 5, 1927

Letter from Leila Lasseter, January 3, 1928

Letter from Bernice V. Brown, January 5, 1928

Letter from Clifford Moore, January 19, 1928

Letter from George L. Kittredge, January 20, 1928

Letter from Ralph S. Perry, January 22 1928

Letter from John J. Dowling, February 3, 1928 (Note: Medical Records)

Letter from Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, February 9, 1928 (Note: Medical Records)

Letter from Teresa M. Sullivan, February 28, 1928

Letter from Edward L. Holmes, September 12, 1928

Letter from Mary Sullivan Hannan, November 12, 1928

Letter from Edward L. Holmes, November 1928

Letter from Albert Bigelow Paine, November 15, 1929

Letter from Albert Bigelow Paine, November 19, 1929

Letter from S.C. Swift, March 12, 1930

Letter from Rebecca Mack, April 4, 1930

Letter from Rebecca Mack, April 7, 1930

Letter from S.C. Swift, April 9, 1930

Letter from Anne Sullivan Macy, June 9, 1931 (Note: Leisure letter about her trip with Helen Keller and Polly Thomson)

Letter from Margaret Deland, November 18, 1931

Letter from Henry Van Dyke, November 18, 1931

Letter from M.A. DeWolfe Howe, November 18, 1931

Letter from Josephine Timberlake, November 19, 1931

Letter from Lillian K. Egan, November 27, 1931

Letter from George S. Macrum, November 29, 1931

Letter from Nina Rhoades, December 6, 1931

Letter from Thomas Y. Crowell Company, January 4, 1932

Letter from Francis Trevelyan Miller, February 18, 1932

Letter from Amelia L. Bond, March 14, 1932

B1:F2: NBH Correspondence: to NBH 1932-1933

Letter from Geo. L. Raverat, March 2, 1932

Letter from Polly Thomson, May 4, 1932

Letter from Edna Porter,  June 30, 1932

Letter from Blanche Colton Williams, September 25, 1932 (Note: On receiving NBH’s letter on the death of Mr. Macy)

Letter to Charles F.F. Campbell, November 15, 1932 (Note: Letter with enclosed “Recollections of Chas. F.F. Campbell at the time when Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller were at Radcliffe College”)

Letter from Carl Sandburg, December 16, 1932

Letter from M.E. Crocker, February 2, 1933

Letter from Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney, March 20, 1933

Letter from Gilbert Grosvenor, March 23, 1933

Letter from Mary Louise Bok, March 26, 1933

Letter from Mildred Keller Tyson, April 4, 1933

Letter from Gabriel Farrell, April 4, 1933

Letter from Gabriel Farrell, April 10, 1933

Letter from Gilbert Grosvenor, April 11, 1933

Letter from Mildred Keller Tyson, June 1933

Letter from Edward Newton, June 6, 1933

Letter from Gabriel Farrell, September 7, 1933

Letter from Charles B. Hayes, September 7, 1933

Letter from Charles B. Hayes, September 8, 1933

Letter from M.C. Migel, September 8, 1933

Letter from Josephine S. Timberlake, September 8, 1933

Letter from Blanche Colton Williams, September 12, 1933

Letter from Paul Sperry, September 12, 1933

Telegram from Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller & Polly Thomson, September 12, 1933

Letter from Nina Rhoades, September 14, 1933

Letter from Lyman Beecher Stowe, September 17, 1933

Letter from Etta B. Freeman, September 17, 1933

Letter from Madge L. Watkins, September 18, 1933

Letter from Biddy, September 19, 1933

Letter from Dorothy Halbert, August 20, 1933

Letter from Mildred Keller Tyson, September 21, 1933

Letter from Albert Paine, September 21, 1933

Letter from Florence R. Richardson, September 22, 1933

Letter from Walter G. Holmes, September 22, 1933

Letter from Walter G. Homes, September 22, 1933

Letter from Frances Noyes Hart, September 25, 1933

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 27, 1933

Letter from Rebecca Mack, September 27, 1933

Letter from Lenore Smith, September 27, 1933

Letter from Paul Sperry, September 30, 1933

Letter from Helen Greow, October 1, 1933

Letter from Lillian Eichler Watson, October 3, 1933

Letter from Lenore Smith, October 3, 1933

Letter from Julian L. Harris, October 3, 1933

Letter from J. O’Conner, October 4, 1933

Article from The Helper, October 4, 1933 (Note: “Helen Keller’s Books and the German Black List”)

Letter from E.C. Gabel, October 5, 1933 (Note: About an interaction with Elberta K. Shipley on NBH’s book. Paired with “The Unseen Statesman, a poem written by Elberta K Shipley, lecturer on the Board of Education City of New York)

Letter from T.H. Garret, October 5, 1933

Letter from M.C. Migel, October 9, 1933

Letter from Eli M. Millen, October 10, 1933

Letter, 15 October 1933, Sunnyside, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

Letter from Paul Sperry, October 18, 1933

Letter from Louis A. Carlisle, October 18, 1933

Letter from Willis Kingsley Wing, October 26, 1933

Letter, November 6, 1933

Letter from N.R. Bashoo, November 11, 1933

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 16, 1933

Letter from Gilbert Grosvenor, November 20, 1933

Letter from G.T. Keating, December 4, 1933

Letter from J.E. Chamberlin, December 6, 1933

Letter from Charles F.F. Campbell, December 8, 1933

Letter from Annabelle Beers, December 11, 1933

Letter from Eunice Thomson, December 13, 1933

Letter from A. Heckscher, December 16, 1933

Letter from F. Holmgren, December 18, 1933

Letter from Robert H. Moulton, December 19, 1933

Letter from Caroline Beuschester, December 20, 1933

Letter from Dale Carnegie, December 23, 1933 (Note: Invitation for NBH to extend to Helen Keller about doing a segment on radio show “Little Known Facts About Well Known People” on WEAF)

Letter from Elise, December 25, 1933

Telegram from Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller & Polly Thomson, December 25, 1933

Letter from May L. Tool, December 26, 1933

Letter from F. Holmgren, December 27, 1933

Letter from Nina Rhoades, December 28, 1933

Letter from Caroline A Derby, December 31, 1933

Letter from Polly Thomson, 1933

Letter from Mrs. Henney, 1933

Letter from Mrs. Joseph Eldridge Smith, 1933

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Notes by Frasier Hunt, February 1933 (Note: On “Anne Sullivan Macy The Story Behind Helen Keller”)

Letter from Mildred Keller Tyson, June 1933

Letter from Mrs. Henney, September 1933

Letter from Mrs. Henney, September 1933

Letter from Edith Reiden Bach, September 1933

Letter, 6 September 1933

Letter from Elizabeth Bain, October 1933

Letter from Mrs. George Butler, October 9, 1933

Letter from Mrs. Frank Lawson, January 1, 1934

Letter from Mrs. Frederick Muller, January 4, 1934

Flyer for Frederick Muller Publishers, January 1934

Letter from R. C. Cabot, January 8, 1934

Letter from Carl Sandburg, January 12, 1934

Letter from Agnes Rothery, January 24, 1934

Letter from Ruth Hampton Duncan, January 26, 1934

Post card from Edna Porter, January 26, 1934

Letter from Elizabeth Bain, February 4, 1934

Letter from Polly Thomson, February 5, 1934

Letter from Christine Broome, February 12, 1934

Letter from Iva Ettor, February 14, 1934

Envelope from Mary, March 20, 1934

Letter from Mary, March 20, 1934

Envelope from Maude Myers, March 20, 1934

Letter from Maude Myers, March 20, 1934

Letter from Edna Porter, March 21, 1934, (Note: Newspaper clipping pasted on for “Book Marks for Today” from “New York World-Telegram, Tuesday, February 27, 1934”)

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 21, 1934

Letter from Edward Allen, March 23, 1934

Letter from Helen Hahn, March 24, 1934 (Note: on the false report of the burning of Helen Keller’s books in Berlin, Germany.)

Letter from Helen Hahn, March 24, 1934

Letter to D. W. Nye, March 26, 1934

Letter from D. W. Nye, March 28, 1934

Letter from D.W. Nye, March 28, 1934

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 29, 1934

Letter from Irene B. Munro, May 1, 1934

Letter from Eugene Murphy, May 7, 1934

Letter from Mrs. E.M. McAfee, May 11, 1934

Letter from Ron & P. Pree, May 14, 1934

Letter from Eugene Baldwin, May 20, 1934

Letter from Polly Thomson, May 28, 1934

Letter from Mary H. L., June 5, 1934

Letter from Carlene Taylor, June 11, 1934

Letter from Irene Powell, July 2, 1934

Letter from Edward Allen, July 6, 1934

Letter from Polly, July 21, 1934

Envelope from Polly Thomson, July 21, 1934

Letter from A.P. Tedesco, October 4, 1934

Letter from Alexander Woollcott, November 2, 1934

Letter from Uncle Thad, 1934

Postcard from International Mark Twain Society, January 6, 1935

Letter from Nellie White, February 1935

Envelope, February 10, 1935

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Letter from Nellie White, 1935

Letter from Susey Frazer, February 13, 1935

Letter from Alfred S. Dashiell, March 4, 1935

Letter from Duncan Burnet, March 5, 1934

Letter from Carl Sandburg, June 13, 1936 (Note: contains copies of passages from “From the Notebook of Carl Sandburg” from November 9 and November 16, 1929)

Envelope from Polly Thomson, July 14, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 14, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 23, 1936

Letter from Edgar Fletcher Allen, July 26, 1935

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 6, 1935 (Note: Regarding the hospitalization of Anne Sullivan)

Card of thanks from Helen Keller & Polly Thomson, 1936 (Note: Card of thanks after the death of Anne Sullivan)

Letter from Polly Thomson, October 1936

Letter from Evelyn C. McKay, October 29, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 19, 1936

Letter from Mrs. Julia Harris, November 21, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 25, 1936

Letter from Herbert Haas Thomson, November 26, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, December 13, 1936

Cable from Helen Keller, December 21, 1936

Cable from Helen Keller, December 21, 1936

Cable from Helen Keller & Polly Thomson, December 25, 1936

Letter and Envelope from Edwin N. Lewis, December 29, 1936

Letter from Polly Thomson, January 1, 1937

Letter from Polly Thomson, January 12, 1937

Letter from Caroline Slade, January 16, 1937

Letter from Alexander Woollcott, February 5, 1937

Letter from Edward Allen, March 1, 1937

Letter from Polly Thomson, April 8, 1937

Letter from Caroline Derby, September 20, 1937

Cable from Polly Thomson, October 4, 1937

Letter from Bert Thomson, November 8, 1937

Note on Business Card from J. Stewart Nagle, 1937

Letter from Polly Thomson, December 19, 1937

Article “Makers of Circumstances by Helen Keller” (Note: “Not by Helen Keller – what Nagle thought Helen might say”)

Postcard from Polly Thomson & Helen Keller, January 1, 1938

Postcard from Polly Thomson, January 8, 1938

Postcard from Polly Thomson & Helen Keller, January 1938

Postcard from Polly Thomson, January 1938

Postcard from Polly Thomson, January 1938

Letter from Marion Holbrook, January 5, 1938 

Letter from J.S. Nagel, January 8, 1938

Letter from Marion Holbrook, January 10, 1938

Letter from J.S. Nagel, January 14, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, February 1938

Note from Polly Thomson, February 1938 (Note: Written on pamphlet “A Helen Keller Portfolio” which contains annotations)

Letter from Dr. Fraser Bond, February 2, 1938

Memorandum from Frank Jenkins, February 24, 1938

Letter from Cedric R. Crowell, February 28, 1938

Letter from Helen Keller & Polly Thomson, March or February 1938

Letter from Brooks Darlingoton, March 1, 1938 (Note: On the Cavalcade of America radio program, which offered a piece called “Anne Sullivan Macy…Teacher of Helen Keller”)

Pamphlet from The Cavalcade of America (Note: Pamphlet identified as for “Broadcast No. 124 Anne Sullivan Macy March 2, 1938”)

Letter from Dr. Fraser Bond, March 2, 1938

B1:F5: NBH Correspondence: To NBH 1938-1939

Dinner Invitation from Mrs. William H. Moore, March 1938

Seating plan, March 1938 (Note: Seating plan for March 3, 1938 Anniversary dinner in honor of Helen Keller)

Letter, March 3,1938 (Note: Account of the anniversary dinner held on March 3, 1938)

Letter, Mar 11, 1938

Letter from Richard C. Cabot, March 12, 1938

Letter from H.D. Gibson, March 30, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, June 14, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, June 22, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, June 27, 1938

Letter from Harry Maule, June 29, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 1, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 4, 1938

Letter from Helen Keller, July 11, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, August 11, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, August 22, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, August 22, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, August 30, 1938

Letter from W. Mc G. Eager, September 22, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, October 5, 1938

Letter from Helen Keller, November 7, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 17, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 22, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, December 12, 1938

Letter from E. Porter, December 13, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, December 19, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, 1938

Letter from Polly Thomson, January 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, January 27, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, February 1939

Letter from Alexander Woollcott, February 22, 1939

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Letter from Polly Thomson, March 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 4, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, March 14, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, April 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, April 3, 1939

Letter from Benjamin Dagwell, May 17, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, June 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 14, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, July 19, 1939

Letter from Mrs. Leslie Fulenwilder, August 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 1, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 4, 1939

Letter from Mrs. Leslie Fulenwilder, September 20, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 24, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, September 27, 1939

Letter from – Robbie, October 2, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, October 22, 1939

Letter from Polly Thomson, November 18, 1939

Letter from Nellie O’Connell White, circa 1930-1939

Letter from Mrs. Henney, circa 1930-1939