AUTOGRAPHS, LETTERS & MANUSCRIPTS AUCTION
Jul 22, 2020
Russia
 Urbanizacion El Real del Campanario. E-12, Bajo B 29688 Estepona (Malaga). SPAIN
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LOT 393:

BARNARDO THOMAS JOHN: (1845-1905) Irish Philanthropist, the founder and director of homes for poor c...

Sold for: €120
Start price:
150
Estimated price:
€150 - €200
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BARNARDO THOMAS JOHN: (1845-1905) Irish Philanthropist, the founder and director of homes for poor c...
BARNARDO THOMAS JOHN: (1845-1905) Irish Philanthropist, the founder and director of homes for poor children. A very fine T.L.S., Thos. J. Barnardo, two pages, 4to, St. Leonard's Lodge, Surbiton, 7th May 1901, to Miss. Theodora L. Prankherd at Royal Holloway College, Egham. Barnardo informs his correspondent that her letter provided him with much joy and delight and also adds that he has not been actively participating in his work ('so as to give complete rest to a dilated heart'), further congratulating Prankherd on her scholarship and remarking 'I haven't followed closely your career as a student, but I have heard a little now and then, when I have met your father, about you, and am proud to remember that the small child whom I knew so well in Hackney ten or twelve years ago has developed into a successful student who has already made her mark and won some of the prizes of life. But perhaps I am more pleased to discern in your letter the undercurrent that tells of one who is seeking to follow and to serve Christ'. Barnardo continues to express his thanks for a donation, explaining '….as we are just now preparing a party of girl emigrants to Canada who will probably (God willing) sail some time in June, it will not be difficult to comply with your wish…..I shall have to communicate with my lady helper who has the preparation of the Canadian parties in her hands…..I will tell her of your kindness, and I have no doubt you will have such a photograph as you wish, and a short account of the child, so that you may be led to take a continued interest in her welfare, and to pray for her amid the difficulties which are sure to meet a young girl making her first start in life in a distant land'. Letters of such good content by Barnardo seldom appear on the market. A couple of very small, extremely minor neat splits to the edges of folds, otherwise VG