[D8905ADG], Letter from Mrs M R Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, May 16th, 1889


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[D8905ADG], Letter from Mrs M R Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, May 16th, 1889

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[Ans May 18/89] Indianapolis May 16/89 Thomas A. Edison Dear Sir, Where looking through an artile on "Edison and his Inventions" I notied that "the inventor was ever ready to talk on his favorite subject." It occurred to one that you might be able to spare a moment of your precious time and send a little light out here. I have in preparation a paper to be read before the Woman's Club, of this city, on the "Great Inventions" in this country of steam and electricity. The latest I can get in our library is from 1879 to 1883 and 1885. At these dates the telephone and the Phonograph are given especial notise among your inventions. Is the Phonograph still your "chief pride"? May I ask which of your own inventions you consider the greatest? Do you believe that, in time, electricity will take the place of steam, entirely, in driving machinery, and as a propelling power on land and water? If you can give a few of your thoughts on this wonderful subject the favor will be highly appreciated by the entire Club, which is the leading literary society in the West. Hoping this will not be too great an intrusion upon your valuable time and strength. I remain Respectfully yours, Mrs. M. R Stewart 735 N. Meridian St [Name mentions: Thos Edison Mrs. M.R Stewart Woman's Club Phonograph ]




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