The second of essayist/philosopher/poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's four children was a lifelong Concordian, taught Sunday School for nearly half a century, and served as her parents companion and assistant, traveling with him to Europe; she wrote a biography of her mother, organized her father's papers and was a prolific letter writer. Item #46368
Handsome "Yours truly / Ellen T. Emerson finely penned in black ink on a 4" X 2¼" slip clearly removed from an Autograph Letter Signed, as the verso reads in her immaculate script: "kind note when my Father / died, and for your friendly / offer of help in any way. / It has been only occasionally" -- certainly a reply to a condolence letter sent her upon the death of her famed father in 1882. Accompanied by an undated (circa 1900) 5" X 7" sepia-tone printed illustration image, a well-known head-and-shoulders portrait of R.W. Emerson later in life. Unusual -- for the Waldo Emerson collector who has everything.