Date Original

1894-05-17

Description

Typed letter from Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama to her Aunt Sallie Phillips Keller in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Keller writes about her recent visit to see her aunt in Hot Springs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Keller was born June 7, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At 19 months, she contracted an illness which left her deaf and blind. Her family would eventually hire a teacher, Anne Sullivan, who helped her develop a method of communication which involved tapping her fingers on her hand. Keller overcame the obstacles of being both deaf and blind and would eventually become an author who championed for labor rights and women's suffrage. Keller's aunt lived in Hot Springs and her grandfather lived in Helena.

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages

Keywords

Women; Blind persons; Blindness; Deaf persons; Deafness; Family; Correspondence

Geographical Area

Hot Springs, Garland County (Ark.); Tuscumbia, Colbert County (Ala.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000680, Box 1, Folder 1, Number 20

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Sallie Phillips Keller papers, MS.000680

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Hellen Keller to her Aunt Sallie Phillips Keller, Sallie Phillips Keller papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History | Women's History

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