Typed Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to Mr. Knox. About her interest in the Japanese and the writings of Kyuso Muro. Helen Keller.

Typed Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to Mr. Knox. About her interest in the Japanese and the writings of Kyuso Muro.

[New York]: January 17, 1895.

1 page. 4to. On Wright-Humason school stationery. Old folds, tiny chip at one blank margin, short tear at bottom margin. Item #308695

An early Helen Keller letter, in which the 14-year-old thanks the American Presbyterian minister and writer George William Knox (1853-1912) for sending along "the translations from the writings of the Japanese philosopher, Kyuso Muro, which you were so very kind as to make for me ... I have always been deeply interested in the Japanese ... And I have often wished that I knew more about them ... I shall always keep these translations among my choicest treasures...." The letter is typed on letterhead of the Wright-Humason School for the deaf, on West 76th Street in New York, which Keller, accompanied by Anne Sullivan, attended from 1894-1896.

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