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    Albert Schweitzer Autograph Letter Signed. ALS, "Albert Schweitzer", two pages, 8.25" x 5.25', front and verso, Lambarene, Gabon province, French Equatorial Africa, June 7, 1965. In German, to Dr. [Margrieta] Barth[elemy] van der Kreek. In part, "A thousand thanks for your dear letter. I am glad that you are both championing the cause of reverence for life. It is beginning to make its way in the world.... With dear thought for the two of you and your child... Our hospital currently has 525 beds for patients. We are 6 doctors and 15 European nurses...." Best known for founding and sustaining the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa, Albert Schweitzer was also a musician, theologian and philosopher, as well as a physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Prize Award for his philosophy of "reverence for life". This letter was written three months before his death on September 4, 1965. Light toning, small stain on verso, vertical mailing fold, small tear at bottom of fold, watermark, stamp in upper right corner, penned script and signature are clear and clean, very fine condition.

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