[D8805AIS], Letter from Dorothy Quincy Roosevelt, Kate Shippen (Mrs Hilborne L.) Roosevelt to Thomas Alva Edison, November 6th, 1888

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Title

[D8805AIS], Letter from Dorothy Quincy Roosevelt, Kate Shippen (Mrs Hilborne L.) Roosevelt to Thomas Alva Edison, November 6th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"Won't you please send me a doll what walks and talks with beauty and golden hair? Believe me," yours [unclear] Dorothy Roosevelt "In a rash moment the other day I happened to say, when my little girl was begging for a 'doll that walks and talk' that you 'were the only person in the world who could probably make such a thing.' On the strength of this assertion she has insisted upon writing you this letter. ### Had it not been for the friendship that existed between you and her father and way own brief acquaintance with you that winter at Magnolia, I would not have presumed to bother you with such a foolish affair as a child's letter. But you know what children are when they get a settled idea in their little heas! ### Should you or one of your clerks answer Dorthy's note will you kindly adress her Care Mrs. Hilborne L. Roosevelt Seabright New Jersey." Pray believe me, Kate S. Roosevelt [Marginalia: "Personal from a very little girl."]

Date

1888-11-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8805-F

Microfilm ID

121:597

Document ID

D8805AIS

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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