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    Dr. Albert Schweitzer Signed 1933 Letter Schweitzer made the decision at age 21 to live for science and art until he was 30 and then devote his life to serving humanity. True to his vow, he began to study medicine in 1905, and after qualifying in 1913, set out with his newly married wife to set up a hospital to fight leprosy and sleeping sickness in French Equatorial Africa. He remained there for the rest of his life, apart from fund-raising visits and occasional lectures in Europe. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. This is an autograph letter signed in French, both sides of one page, 8.25" x 10.5", dated January 29, 1933, written to a Mr. Bartlett. In part, "Please don't think too badly of me. Hundreds of letters have lain unanswered... because I have not the energy to keep up with my correspondence. Please forgive my silence. I feel as if I am drowning in weariness and work... when I can, I will write you one or two pages on the problems of leading a truly Christian life in this day and age... My energies are insufficient for all that I should be doing." In fine condition, with a couple small tape reinforcements to horizontal fold, a few spots of light toning and a period stamp in the top right corner. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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