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CLARA BARTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/25/1905 - HFSID 175778

 

CLARA BARTON APPROVES THE DESIGN FOR THE MEDALLION OF THE NATIONAL FIRST AID ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOUNDED BY HER JUST FOUR MONTHS EARLIER; THE NEW ASSOCIATION DEVELOPED THE FIRST FIRST AID KIT.
 
CLARA BARTON.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Clara Barton", 4p, 4¼x7. Oxford, Massachusetts, 1905 August 25. To Mr Wells (Roscoe G. Wells). In full: "This mornings mail brings me the design for the Medallion of the Association which you most courteously submit to me, for approval. I am very happy in being able to give, fully and assuredly. The colors blend well. And the letters of first importance viz First Aid - are distinct and prominent. The full official title of the Society being less important, will bear to be less pronounced. The stars are fine. It all seems to be entirely acceptable, providing the cost is admissible. Of this you and your careful secretary will be the best, and must be the final judges. I am very glad of the effort at affiliation between the New York and New Jersey societies. - That is what all should do. And will, I think, later, when once understood. It will give me great pleasure to give you a letter of introduction to Mr Jarses from whom I have recently received a line to which I am to reply today. And may speak to him of the work - and possible call. I believe I have already sent him a Worcester Telegram with our little talk. You will find him a most agreeable gentleman, and if not too much occupied, might take some interest in the work. I should tell you that I called, and prevented your good fathers card to Mr Kendal of the Worcester branch, and commenced selections which are likely to be very satisfactory. I return again the first of the week to finish selecting. The Diplomas are finished and awaiting orders. The New Smith Primer waits to serve. The old one will go back by Adams Express. My various mechanical works are progressing. I will inclose the design and return by evening mail - With thanks and regards." This letter was written to General ROSCOE G. WELLS, Barton's assistant at the National First Aid Association of America. On May 14, 1904, CLARA BARTON resigned as President of the American National Red Cross, in wake of mounting criticism of her management style, ability and age (82). In April, 1905, she established the National First Aid Association of America and served as honorary president for five years. It was based on an unsuccessful first aid program Barton had initiated within the Red Cross. The new organization emphasized basic first aid instruction and emergency preparedness and developed the first aid kit now used at homes and in schools and businesses. Ambulance brigades were formed in conjunction with police and fire departments, as well as in industrial settings. The diplomas mentioned by Barton were for the first students who successfully completed the course in basic first aid instruction. Though the organization didn't grow as she had hoped, her goal was achieved: first aid training was incorporated as one of the essential functions of the American Red Cross. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper margin of first page. Fine condition.


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CLARA BARTON
Born: December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts
Died: April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland





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