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The House in Wrentham, Massachusetts (1904-1917)

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Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Helen Keller regarding a wedding present for Anne Sullivan Macy, 1905

A letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Helen Keller regarding a wedding present for Anne Sullivan Macy, 1905.

Miss Helen Keller,

Wrentham, Mass.

My dear Helen:-

I wonder whether you could keep a secret from teacher, and from Mr. Macey [sic]? I have just received $194 which I never expected to get, and your note of April 7, telling me of teacher's proposed marriage to Mr. Macey [sic] has suggested the thought - why not spend this on a wedding present for Miss Sullivan. The trouble is I don't know what to get that would please her and I want someone to help me. Why not you? I enclose a check for $194 payable to your order and would be very much pleased if you could spend the money for me on a wedding present for Miss Sullivan and not tell her anything about it until you give her the present for me. I hope sincerely that teacher and Mr. Macey [sic] may have a happy future together and that you too will be happy in teacher's happiness.

Your loving friend,

Alexander Graham Bell

On envelope:

A secret for Helen Keller

I don't want Miss Sullivan or Mr. Macey [sic] to read this note. Let someone else read it to Helen.

Alexander Graham Bell

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