[D8964ADL], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1889


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[D8964ADL], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1889

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My dear Mr Edison. I t must be very hard to find things enough for so many dolls to say, & keep up a proper variety of expression for them.!##Thinking of this, I have tried very hard at a few rhmes, I enclose, to see if I can help you a little in the matter.##You must not feel the slightest hesitation about condemning them, if you do not like them, nor do I care to have the world, outside of us, who have a peculair interest in the Company, know where you got them. It is hard to crowd any sender, into so brief a space--you may think these too long--& you may decree to let a higher price on those dolls, who have it in their power to say so much.##Is it too late for rhyme No 3? If you have any difficulty in having them read easily, Mr tate, is at liberty toak me any questions, he pleases.##I hope the affiars of the Company are goining now as you wish them to; my interview with you last May impressed me very much with your sterling business ability, & with your and Mr Stevens at the lead of things now, I do hope for grand results in the future--which will be a mercy to me, I have lost so much in other ways, the last two years.##I noticed the Queen of England, desired her apprecaiation for your effort, in the World, expressed to you; when the Dolls get very perfect, would not it be a pleasant thing to send one to her direct--with some few happy words addressed to her--that perhaps I could thinkup for the occasion? Thisis only a suggestin, for you to decide upon.##I regert all the hindrances in the way of business in the early Summer, that have kept the dolls from being put in the market earlier that delays our profit from them.##With kind regard to Mr Tate, & to yourself, I am always very sincerely yours, J. T. Spalding.





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