[X018C6AC], Letter from Lewis Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, November 2nd, 1888


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[X018C6AC], Letter from Lewis Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, November 2nd, 1888

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13-6869 Akron, Ohio, November 2nd, 1888 Mrs. Mina M. Edison Orange, N.J. Dear Daughter:- You may write the photographers that they may complete or finish up the three different sittings and givev me at least two dozen, equally divided. (eight of each) I guess they will answer a pretty good purpose. We also sent back the furs; find they were considerably too small for mother. Did we select the larger ones or the smaller? It does not seem possible that there should be so much difference between her size and yours. It does not come around the bust by two inches and also around the waist seems to be entirely too tight. Otherwise I think the length and style would be proper; of course if you could get a shorter one with a front projecting fly (?) that would just fit right, I think it might suit her. I think she just feels as though it was a little too much like her former one to feel just entirely new. At the same time if nothing different can be had why send one like the other only larger around the bust and waist. Think the sleevevs were all right. I got back to New York again but only through the day going out at five o'clock. I was called back by special telegram. Was pretty busy all day. I got home and found that Lucy left on Monday before. If I had known she had left, I think I should have remained another day and comeout and seen you again. You cannot realize how well I was pleased with everything I saw about the house and the spirit that the boys exhibited. I think you have made a wonderful impression on them. If they keep growing that way, you can feel very proud of your boys. I said nothing to Mr. Edison about phonographs; you may ask him whether he intends to send me phonographs or whether I shall order them through the new company. I do not know whether he has the privilege for himself to dispose of any of them. I do not much like the rental idea, therefore would like to have two phonographs which I could buy and have as my own and not be subject to the rental arrangement. I want also two dynamos of about five horse power each, one for light and the other for a motor. I wish you would have Mr. Edison tell me how to get them so that I can get them at the lowest cost the company put them out. I do not want these as a donation in any sense; I want to buy them. However if there is any advantage in the way they sell them to special customers, I should like to avail myself of that advantage. We are getting beautiful letters from the girls. Don't you like the spirit in which they write? I think they are going along splendidly, at least it so appears Yorus truly, Father





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