[D8805AJW], Letter from Horace J Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, December 15th, 1888

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Abstract

"You have made it bright + cheerful for a World that [unclear] Darkness. You are like God Almighty. The grandest phrase even uttered by man is in these words ### and God said "Let there Light" and there was Light. ### Thos Edison said let there be Electric Light and thee people were lighted. It was you who somewhat like a little God but and if man, a [unclear] man spoke the Creation's Word. (Did you ever notice the paralellism in St. John. 'In the beginning was the word and thee Word was with God and thee Word was God.' ### Here in this yellow fog of London I delight in your Light [unclear] abroad to lighten every man woman [unclear]. (WB notice his word Light here it is used-to express Delight to Lighten burdens + [unclear]. ### Always proud to be your fellow citizen + I continually think of you, for your once promised to invent a medicine to make my deaf oldest son (+child) hear. You have never done it but all the same you wanted to do it [unclear] a kind letter where I wrote you about it. ### So I said a price of Xmas fun [leave for editors, the text is hard to read on its side]

Date

1888-12-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8805AJW

Folder Set

D8805

Title

[D8805AJW], Letter from Horace J Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, December 15th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:635

Publisher

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