[FM001ABJ], Letter from Jane Eliza Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, December 11th, 1889


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[FM001ABJ], Letter from Jane Eliza Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, December 11th, 1889

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11-6068. Received your letter yesterday asking my opinion about your coming. We certainly would be greatly disappointed if you did not come. We think we can arrange everything so all will be comfortable and we want to have a good time.to make any presents whatsoever so don't you worry about that. Father and Mother intend giving John and [Theodor?] money, I think twenty five dollars such and they intend to get tools as they need them. We are going to give each of the girls a brush and comb and hand glass, I got them in Boston. Then I suppose a little money. We thought we would have a small christmas tree for the children using the trimmings we had last year. I suppose margret and Madeleine will enjoy it this year. Cora and her Mother are now at Cambridge, a place between here and Chautauqua. The [baths?] there are said to be very good. They have been there over a week on account of Margaret and Ira seems to think it is doing her good. They will be home next week I presume. Will you buy for me a shawl for Mrs. Richards, I promised to get her one when I went to Europe and I didn't so I thought I would give it Christmas. I think perhaps twelve dollars ought to buy a very good one. A blanket shawl. I think a black one or dark grey--I will be ever so much obliged if you can get it for me and bring it when you come. Don't think too much of the rooms for I think you all will be disappointed in them, for I am myself and think alll of the family are not as pleased as they would like to be but it is mostly home now--I had nothing to say about the painting of this place The carpet also [[farther?] selected but I think that is pretty if it will only keep clean--and I think the ceiling of rooms are very pretty. If you have anything done you must just stand over the [norther?] in order to have it right. I hope though [soken?] everything is together the rooms will look well. We all have worked over them and have tried to have them right. We will look for you all on Tuesday the Twenty-Fourth. Not one must fail to come. I am perfectly willing and think if would be pleasant to have her come with Mame. I don't know though how Grace would like it. If she comes she can room with mame and grace room with me. Edward didn't seem to want her but he will be there and can speak for himself. Lewis is not at all well and hasn't been this week he was on the lounge yesterday and today he is in bed. Dr. thinks it is malaria. Poor boy, he hasn't been well for some days. I hope he will be better soon. We are looking forward to having dear little Madleine with again. I wonder if she will remember things and know everyone. Mother was saying this morning she must get the crib ready. Your bed is ready als the boys if no one comes to sleep before [Christmas?] Mr. koenig was her for dinner today. I don't know whether he will stay tonight or not. With ever so much love-- Jennie




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