[LB018360], Letter from Samuel Insull to Archibald B Stuart, September 15th, 1884

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Abstract

I have your favor of the 11th. inst., which I have perused with very great pleasure.##You have mistaken your vocation. Any man capable of such lofty flights of eloquence and able to picture the romantic possibilities of life in so glowing a manner, certainly ought never to have been the Secretary and Treasurer of an Edison Light Co., or the partner in a Cincinnati tobacco house, he should have struck for something higher. If you ever do get a "miniature palace," I would suggest a Chateau in the Sunny South of La Belle France, overlooking the lazy waters of the Mediterranean, instead of the soft and dulect tones of the sweet Flute; I would suggest the enchantments of the guitar (not catarrh); and instead of the murmurs of low fountains, gushing forth in the midst of reses, I fancy that the "dull roll of the ocean" would be more soothing to your troubled mine.##But romancing apart, for Heaven's sake don't take me for a [dus], as if you do I shall be figuring in a role that I certainly have not the ability to distinguish myself in. I know you will do the best you can for us, and just as soon as you can send us a remittance I am sure you will do so.

Date

1884-09-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB018360

Folder Set

LB018

Title

[LB018360], Letter from Samuel Insull to Archibald B Stuart, September 15th, 1884

Microfilm ID

82:832

Publisher

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

Timestamp

September 15, 1884

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