[FP001AAA], Letter from Mary Emily Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, November 17th, 1889


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[FP001AAA], Letter from Mary Emily Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, November 17th, 1889

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11-6065. [Rome] I was very glad to get your letter and had looked for it long before. I am very anxious to get home to see your darling and I hope you will talk to her a little of me so she will love me a little when I come. You must go home Xmas. I think everybody your family will be there and it would be to bad to spoil our reunion. How lovly that Robert has Uncle Jacob's house. I think that it was lovely in Aunt Alice to do so much for Robert and Louise, do not you! I suppose you will invite Alice to pass some time at your home now. ## Mina, you ask me about Marion, well I have seen Miss Brigham and had a good talk with her and she thinks it will be best to leave Marion here. Marion wants very much to stay and I think myself that that is the best thing to do. BUT I would SURELY give to MRS EARL all authority over Marion in regards to all things for I do not think, nor does Miss Brigham, that Marion knows the best thing to do for herself nor does she always do the right thing--So if I were you I should have Miss Earle fully understand that her word is to be law with Marion and I then think Mina that Marion will improve and I will be more contented in everything. I have so much to tell you on this subject but it is always hard to write--I think Miss Brigham does her best for Marion and is very conscious about her work but she says Marion is not interested in what she sees and does not appreciate it in the least. She is anxious for the time when they settle down. Marion feels sadly to think you do not write to her often and Mina, I would write to her often for I am sure your letters and your advice have more might than you or any of us think with Marion. She seemed much pleased when I told her of the opera glasses although they have not put in an appearance. It seems she has not given her address at the bank in Paris since she left so the glasses must be still there. ## Alice has not written me as you thought she would. It was probably a little thing and she forgot about it before she finished asking you my address. ## I have any amount of messages to you from Marion and Miss Brigham, but I will save those for you to tell when I get home. ## I don't worry about my room, Mina, it will be very pretty I am sure,m because Mamma and Papa have done it for me. I will be perfectly contented with it no matter how it is.-- ## Remember me to Miss William and give my love to all the family. I am sorry that Mademoiselle does not enjoy it at your home but I think her very discourtious to show it--Remember me to her and tell her she has no mind in me as far as Mr. Hammer is concerned. I suppose Marion told her star to make her forget Mr. H--knowing that she like him so much and that he does not come for her. Alice too must not be forgotten. I hope she is happy and teaches that dear little babe good French--How cunning the baby must be. I am very anxious to see her and you all--Your loving sister, ## Mary






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