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    Clara Barton Autograph Letter Signed with Two Red Cross Pins. Two one-sided pages, 4.5" x 7", Washington, D.C., November 21, 1898. Brief letter of effusive thanks to Mrs. Harriett D. Glover for her hard work on behalf of the American Red Cross. Her letter reads in part: "I pray you allow me the privilege of thanking you for the opportunity given me of expressing my heartfelt gratitude to one who has taken up the burden of this last hard year's work, and in the name of the organization dear to us both, labored for the welfare of the heroes who patiently and bravely suffered. . . . The reward of well doing is yours." Beautifully penned and signed "Clara Barton, President, Am Natl Red Cross." World renowned Civil War nurse Clara Barton was a pioneering teacher, nurse, and humanitarian, who founded the American Red Cross in 1881. Letter is in magnificent condition; bright, sharp and clean. Glue remnants on verso. Very fine.

    Accompanied by a red and white enameled pinback in the shape of a cross, 15/16" x 15/16", stamped "Sterling" on verso. Very fine. Also, a 7/8" diameter enameled medallion hanging from a 1" blue and white striped grosgrain ribbon. Medallion bears a raised enameled red cross against a white enameled background which is circled by a blue enameled band with "Service - American Red Cross" in gold lettering around edge. Stamped on verso of medallion, "Tiffany & Co., N.Y." and "Bronze." Ribbon is slightly frayed at upper left where it wraps around the pin mechanism. Near fine condition. A wonderful addition to any Civil War or nursing collection!

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