[D8816AAS], Letter from Nancy Elizabeth (Mrs William) Wadsworth to Thomas Alva Edison, September 8th, 1888


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[D8816AAS], Letter from Nancy Elizabeth (Mrs William) Wadsworth to Thomas Alva Edison, September 8th, 1888

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[Includes TAE's marginalia: Send her $200 and four notes to sign $50. Each 6, 10, 15, and 24 months.] New name mentions: Tannie, the captain, Will. [from Cleveland] "Cousin Alva###I have written several letters to you all of which you have never answered. I know your brain is busy with your inventions and therefore have no time for private correspondence. Mother is with me now she is 82 and a perfect child. She pays the [---] like to see you once more before she died. I have your mothers picture. It was taken before Tannie died. Your mother was a handsome woman and this is a perfect picture of what she was. Would you like it. If so I will send it to you and you can have a portrait painted from it. We have a very nice home where we are living now the captain has lost all his money. And I am taking a few boarders but after the first of October I shall take a larger house on Euclid Avenue and make a business of it. The name of the house will be The Stanly. I have not quite enough money to commence business with it will you kindly loan me two or three hundred dollars to help me out and I will return it as soon as I can. Will has been out of a situation nearly all summer and his health is not good. I hear you have a [---] little wife and one who does not measure people by their purses. I should like to meet her very much. If she or you ever comes to Cleveland you must come to see us after the first of October or November will be 561 Euclid Avenue, our present No is 337 Respect Street with much love to yourself.




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