[LB056035], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to David McConnell Smyth, March 11th, 1892


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[LB056035], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to David McConnell Smyth, March 11th, 1892




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


March 11, 1892.
Mr. Davis M. Smith,
Pasadena, California.
Dear Sir:-
Mr. Edison duly received your letter of 29th ultimo. He was very glad to hear from you and to learn that you were living so happy an existence and among such delightful environments. He fears, however, that so felicitations a state as you describe must be conducive to indolence, and he would warn you not to let your brain run to dry rot, which is not good. To provide against such a contingency he suggests that you put up a small shop in your back yard – if there are any back yards in Pasadena - , hire two machinists, and go to work. He believes that such a proceeding would be beneficial, mentally and physically, and that it would add to your happiness.
It is to Mr. Edison’s intention to visit California two years hence, and when he does he will certainly call and see you.
Thanking you, on Edison’s behalf, for your letter
I am, yours very truly,
A. O. Tate
Private Sec’y.
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