Teacher and humanitarian (1821-1912) best known for founding the relief organization the American Red Cross. ALS signed “Clara Barton, President,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, April 30, 1908. Letter to Mary and Roscoe, in part: "The letter telling of your actual work of relief. Your first field is this moment here. I welcome it with a whole and a glad heart. I have known it would come—It was in the very sequence of things. I knew it must follow. Your work has been faithful, and your reward must come. You could have no better arm than the Y.M.C.A. and they, themselves being sufferers, it becomes known in their circle over the entire country. If it had been planned, it could not have been better: The views are very old timey to me. I have been looking on their like for the last quarter of a century. All tell of destruction and woe. Terrible as this is, wanton as is the destruction and waste, it is better still than war—human war. The elements are terrible fighters, but there seems more reason for it, and no one bears it better." In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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