Condolence Messages Sent to Helen Keller upon the Death of Anne Sullivan Macy

Western Union telegram to Helen Keller from Dr. Gabriel Farrell

Western Union telegram to Helen Keller from Dr. Gabriel Farrell, fourth Director of the Perkins School for the Blind from 1931 to 1951.

This is a bound collection of letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings that were sent to Helen Keller and collected following the death of Anne Sullivan Macy, her teacher and companion for forty-nine years. It includes messages of sympathy from many well-known people of the day, such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Pearl S. Buck.

Anne Sullivan Macy, born in 1866, died in her home in Forest Hills, New York after a period of illness related to heart problems. She shared her home with Helen Keller and Polly Thomson until her death on October 20, 1936.

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