Letter from Annie Sullivan to Michael Anagnos, March 26, 1889 (pp. 2 & 3 of 5)
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To Capt. and Mrs. Keller and while they do not like the idea of my leaving them for so long a time, still they think it will be the best thing I can do to go away from my sweet little charge for a time. I propose to return to Tuscumbia next October that is if I do not change my mind and do something quite different. To tell you the truth, I have a strong notion of joining a circus or a menagerie. I think the circus would suit me admirably because it's always on the move. Now here is another plan which I would like to have you consider favorably. I need not tell you that Helen is going to be very lonely without her teacher. Mrs. Keller has very little time to devote to her amusement indeed Mildred takes nearly all of her free minutes. The poor woman actually cried when I talked to hear about going away. If Eva Ramsdell would come here and be a companion for Helen while I am away it would be very pleasant all around. Helen and Eva would have fun times together. Mrs. Keller would have very little extra care and I can not express to you in words the relief and satisfaction such an arrangement would give me. Eva would have everything made as pleasant for her as possible. Her only care would be to amuse the sweetest and loveliest little girl in the world... Handwritten letter from Anne Sullivan to Michael Anagnos, Director of Perkins School for the Blind. Anagnos was responsible for sending Anne Sullivan to Tuscumbia, Alabama to teach Helen Keller. The letter discusses observations and details relating to the early education of Helen Keller. Annie M. Sullivan
|Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936|
|Perkins School for the Blind|
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