Thanking a friend for kind words following the accidental death of his daughter Mary, enclosing a copy of his “famous eulogy” (Wikipedia) “Mary White” published in his Kansas newspaper, Emporia Gazette, in an eloquent, typed letter on Gazette letterhead, signed by White June 10, 1921, to Barbara Jarrell in New York.

12mo. 4-pages, approximately 325 words, in part: “[My article on Mary] has been more widely copied than any other article that ever appeared in the Gazette … I have had literally hundreds of letters from men and women who have been touched by it. Surely it has brought her life into the lives of others, and I hope for good … an influence to soften their lives and to inspire them with some impulse which will work out for the common good, for some little addition through each heart to our larger social inheritance.” The letter and clipping are accompanied by five other letters or notes to Jarrell of her brother Frank, all signed by White, and a full-length photograph of him, inscribed “For Barbara Jarrell / from her friend / W. A. White / Emporia / Feb. 24, 1926.” White, owner and editor of The Emporia Gazette, 1895-1944, supported progressive causes and harshly criticized the rise of the Klan during the 1920s, but supported Republican candidates for President in the 1930s, becoming “spokesman for middle America” (Wikipedia). All very good. For the eight items, Item #68615

Price: $200.00

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