Home --› Browse the Shop --› African American History --› George Washington Carver, Typed Letter, Signed

George Washington Carver, Typed Letter, Signed




George Washington Carver, Typed Letter signed, written by Carver as Director of the institute’s research and Experiment Station to a Mr. Gilbert L. Norcutt of Henderson, Kentucky.

Written to “my esteemed friend, Mr. Norcutt” in reply to the latter’s previous salutations oddly, for the approach of Mother’s Day.

Washington’s reply stipulates that he personally “never had the pleasure of knowing my mother,” but can understand the “joy” of those who “have the guiding hand of a soul who is the nearest to divine that I can imagine.”

An interesting reply to an even more curious greeting. The historical significance, of course, is implicit in the role of the Tuskegee Institute, particularly its “Research and Experimental Station” regarding controversial experiments involving venereal diseases done on African Americans around that time.

A Carver bookmark from the Smithsonian is included. Very good; lt. toning from previous framing.

Carver, George Washington Typed Letter, signed “G. W. Carver.” On Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute(letterhead), Tuskegee, Alabama:  5 May 1937.  4to.; 1p.; 8 ½” X 11”. 

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 9 × .5 in