[X018A703], Letter from Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison to Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller, August 14th, 1889


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[X018A703], Letter from Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison to Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller, August 14th, 1889

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[CEF Originals.] [INCOMPLETE DOCUMENT; DAMAGED] My darling Mamma, What I would give to be at home with you and baby tonight. I see almost nothing of Mr. Edison, the girls are busy preparing for the fall and winter, so I go about as I can: today I went alone and I saw the table clothes of yours. They are very handsome I think. I thought of getting one long one but I am afraid I will not be able to get as handsome as yours for## ## This is [DOCUMENT DAMAGED] I ever saw. The people are simply unbearable, they are thoroughly immoral. I would not live here if they would present me with a palace all the days of my life to live in. ## Mr. Edison has received an order from Italy that makes him a Sir and me, a countess. How is that! Mr. Edison carries his honors and complliments very gracefully and seems the same as where we left [tear] as far as vanity goes. The other evening we all were invited to the opera after the first act the orchestra played the American national airs and every eye in the opera house which was crowded upon [tear] Mr. Edison. We all in [tear] was to acknowledge the [tear] meet which all applauded until Mr. Edison rose and made a bow. He did it most beautifully in his modist way. Poor man, he was greatly embarrassed. He is on the constant go and will be as glad as I shall be to get home. Although everythign is as lovely as can be yet we have almost too much attention. It is go the continual time. This morning I was taken all through the Opera House believed the sellers and the much arises of the whole thing. It is a perfect wonder how they are able to laugh from making the most dreadful mistakes. It is very complicated and more complications of hopes than see the




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