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Letter from Michael Anagnos to Capt. Keller, January 21, 1887

Letter from Michael Anagnos to Capt. Keller, January 21, 1887

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Title:
Letter from Michael Anagnos to Capt. Keller, January 21, 1887
Description:
January 21st My dear Sir, I can recommend to you a young lady as governess of your little daughter heartily and without any reservation. Her name is Miss Annie M. Sullivan. She is one of the recent graduates of this school: but her sight has been for several years steadily improving, so that she is now able to read and write. She is exceedingly intelligent, strictly honest, industrious, lady-like in her manners and very aimiable. Her moral character is all that can be desired. The valedictory address which she composed and delivered at commencement exercises of this institution last June, and which you will find on the 125th page of our annual report, will give you some idea of her literary ability. She is familiar with Laura Bridgman's case and with the methods of teaching deaf-mute and blind children, and I assure you, that she will make an excellent instructress and most reliable guide for your little daughter. If you wish to employ the services of Miss Sullivan, please let me know the terms which you are disposed to offer, and oblige, Yours very sincerely, M. Anagnos Mr. A. H. Keller Tuscumbia, Alabama
Creator:
Anagnos, Michael, 1837-1906
Name on Item:
Michael Anagnos
Date:
1887
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
letter
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Sullivan / Keller / Anagnos correspondence, 1886-1895
Subjects:
Blind
Perkins School for the Blind
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonSouth Boston
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Terms of Use:
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
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Notes:
In the letter Michael Anagnos, director of Perkins School for the Blind, introduces Miss Annie M. Sullivan to Capt. Keller for the first time.
Accession #:
AS-003-001