Chicago: Illinois;: 1894. Signed presentation from Edholm on a sheet of paper: "To My Good Friend Mr. Samuel B. Garrigues, whose kindness in handling the book, will do such a grand work for the rescue of `our little sisters.’ God bless and reward you in the name of the Jesus who said `In a such as you have done it unto [illegible word] of the least of those ye have [ministered?] unto me.’ Cordially, Charlton Edholm. Chicago, Jan 20th, 94.” Mary G. Charlton Edholm [1854–1935] was an American reformer and journalist. She worked as a journalist for twenty years. Edholm was appointed World's Superintendent of Press work, at the Boston Convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1891. She became interested in the rescue work among traffic-ed girls and her book “The Traffic in Girls and Florence Crittenton Missions” was the result. Edholm became so interested in the plight of these betrayed and enslaved girls that she determined to make social purity work her specialty and continued to speak and write in their behalf. Letters or presentations by Edholm are uncommon. A single 5- by 7.5-inch sheet, probably from the endpaper of a book. Item #57067
Good (on brittle page that has a reinforcement on verso with clear, archival tape; edges worn with little loss on left side).