[D8905AHG], Letter from Luke S Stow to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1889


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[D8905AHG], Letter from Luke S Stow to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1889

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Milan O. Oct 17th 1889 Mr. Thos A. Edison, Dear Sir, You may perhaps recollect receiving a line from me two years ago in relation to repairs on the old Presbyterian Church at Milan, suggesting that you might honor the memory of a worthy Mother and at the same time aid a church and Society not rich in this world's goods, in their efforts to preserve and beautify their house of worship.##I wish to thank you and to say that we appreciate very much your liberality in what you did at that time, and for what you have done since in our efforts to rebuild a new Church. The window you contributed was much admired and harmonized well with the surroundings.##The old Bell, a recast in 1848 had done good service ever since, and talked its own requiem as it fell from the towers into the burning ruins of the old Church. Young minds and busy hands (the Sabbath School) have provided the means for a recast, and placing it in the tower of the building now being erected.##As I said in my former letter Milan has not fulfilled the promise of its earlier history, still it is the home of an intelligent and cultured, though not wealthy people. The old home occupied by your father and mother, situated on the street overlooking the valley of the [Tison?] River, and what was then the Canal Basin, remains almost unchanged as it was at that time.##Again thanking you for your liberality and not wishing to take too much of your time, I subscribe myself your friend and well wishes L.B Stow





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