[D8905AJQ], Letter from Charles H Mixer to Thomas Alva Edison, December 11th, 1889


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[D8905AJQ], Letter from Charles H Mixer to Thomas Alva Edison, December 11th, 1889

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Washington D/C Dec. 11 1889 Dear Edison I received your picture meant to acknowledge it before this.##You were very good to send such a nice picture but if you realized how much we prize it you would not regret having sent it to us. We have a nice little home of our own here and many nice things in it but my wife says barring her new Johnes piano there is nothing we have that she values so highly as your picture with your autograph and its accompanying expression.##I had the picture framed the day it arrive here and brought it here with me the same evening. The frame consists of a wooden mat 3 inches deep with a [carved?] gold edge 1/12 inch deep surrounded by a two inornamented silver frame. Eery one says the frame just suits the picture.##You do not appear to have changed very much, indeed ur picture shows the identitcal expression that I saw on your face so many times in Louisville when you were trying to make us understand something, e.g that it was possible to work both wasy simultaneously on a single mine.##Who today does not know all about Edison? And every one seems to hope that he will always prosper. How much more pride should we who have been recognized as one of his old associates fell in him. I showed your picture to mass of the examiners in the Patent Office. Some of them had seen you when you were here in Sec'y Schurz's time. They thought you were holding your own. The ladies in the office were especially pleased with your face and I felt like hugging some of the the prettiers ones for their complementary expressions. Your friend, Charles H. Mixer





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