15-Page Hand-Written Letter by Mabel Normand to Her Doctor After an Apparent Breakdown. A sad, rambling and very touching letter, written by Mabel in pencil on Western Union telegram paper (15 sheets) to her physician, Dr. Fulton. The letter was written at a time that Mabel was suffering both physical and emotional distress, and had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Her trusted Dr.Fulton apparently had taken a cruise to Alaska, and Mabel desperately writes to him about her other physicians, noting, "God only made one Dr. Dudley Fulton,so my opinions of the rest I could write line one little sentence of french [sic]..." Mabel writes of "dreadful painful nights" and of observing mothers with their babies - "those lovely young mothers who taught me a great lesson, and their sincereness [sic] in loving something thats [sic] part of them will make a tremendous difference in my work..." (Mabel had no children.) She ends the letter, "I wish you were home affectionately to my only Dr. Fulton Mabel." There are various tiny tears in the 15 pages, otherwise they're in overall Very Fine condition. This is a truly intimate and very moving piece, giving insight into the private torments of Mabel Normand. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 416

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was all very much appreciated and an ongoing testament of how good Heritage Auctions are.
    Vanessa H.,
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 11 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,635,684