Letter, Hellen Keller to her Aunt Sallie Phillips Keller
Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan
Helen Keller was born June 7, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At 19 months, she contracted an illness which left her deaf and blind. Her family would eventually hire a teacher, Anne Sullivan, who helped her develop a method of communication which involved tapping her fingers on her hand. Keller overcame the obstacles of being both deaf and blind and would eventually become an author who championed for labor rights and women's suffrage. Keller's aunt lived in Hot Springs and her grandfather lived in Helena.
Typed letter from Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama to her Aunt Sallie Phillips Keller in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Keller writes about her recent visit to see her aunt in Hot Springs.
Letter, Hellen Keller to her Aunt Sallie Phillips Keller, Sallie Phillips Keller Papers, MS.000680, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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