[X018C6AB], Letter from Lewis Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, September 6th, 1888


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[X018C6AB], Letter from Lewis Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, September 6th, 1888

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13-6845. [5 faint, hard-to-read pages from Cincinnati dealing with Mina's self-doubt re: TAE's children] Dear Mina, John Theodore & I are here in Cincinnnati doing up the Ohio the Valley Centennial. We are waiting for train to take us to Columbus this afternoon where we expect to spend tomorrow at the Ohio Centennial. This Cincinannti Show is giant size and I think his finest thing of all is the Edison Light Exhibit. It is just wonderful I will not attempt to describes. It is too wonderful. The show throughout is fine fine the boys seemed to enjoy it every much. I visited Thomas and [Mrs? ------] this morning. We took a carriage and went over the Cincinnati bridge to Covington which you know is in KentuckyJ & T were quite pleased to think they [had got into?] Kentucky. When we came back from Covington we arranged with same driver to take us on the [illeg words] among the fine residences. They think Cin is quite a city. ## In your letter you speak about the many of your family. Now Mina I want you should not once reflect on yourself in this way of bother you [illeg]. We want to feel toward Messers Thomas & William as we would toward any of the family. They belong to the fmaily & anything we can do for their happiness we do most cheerfully never once thinking of any burden but as a pleasure. I was so glad and so was mother to know the whole family could be with [illeg words] and that they did seem to enjoy themselves. I want you should always feel free to let all or any of them come when circumstances will permit. ## The only thing I see [in?] your relation to the family is your feeling of anxiety about the chil[dren?]. If you could realize how much you have already impressed yourself upon their character I am sure you would feel encouraged and [illeg] happy. Marion of her own free thought without any drawing out said she did want to be a nice woman like you. She said she knew that she made many mistakes for which she always felt sorry. She said her own mother was not concerned about her [illeg words] as you were and that her own mother [hit her? Middle pg. 4] [illeg] which were not right and that got her into bad habits &c. I am quite sure that if you can take to your heart as a mother your future life will be the most happy. You will see the future life of the children your influence over them. I had quite a talk with Mr. Ed[ison] while on our [illleg] out in the country. I could see in his talk his feeling in every way seemed to be all right. He said he never [illeg] [one so better?] than you. That you did so much work and did it so easily. That you had such complete control of the help &c &c I am so anxious you should get rid of your [jealous?] feeling, realize that your life and character will make itself felt on the [three?] you have accepted as in your own blood. You must not look for perfection only for improvements. The boys say its train time so good by. My love to all##Your Father"





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