[X018C9AI], Letter from Mary Emily Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, August 26th, 1888


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13-6778. My dear sister Mina, It is such a long time since I have written to you or heard from you that I hardly know where to begin. However I will commence by asking how the dear little Mamma and Papa Edison are and how that sweet, little Grace of whom we hear such good things are getting along? I heare in most all the letters (which by the way are far too few, that Grace is a charming baby and you are getting along very nicely. I hope by this time you are very well and having a splendid time in Akron or Chautauqua. How I should love to be with you. It seems so strange to be way off here in Europe along with Grace. I am not sure that my courage willstay at the hightest point for a whole year. Don't be surprised if you get a dispatch that I am going home.##I think Thomas is a very bad husband to desert you just at the time you need the most sympathy and husbandly love. If I were there and got to see him (which would be doubtful) I would give him a piece of my mind and I think you would havfe no more trouble on that score. I hope you make it interesting for him and try to use your charms in making him stay at home.##Now I will tell you about our latest enjoyments and gradually go back till I am tired of writing and you most certainly wil be worn out reading.##[several pages of description of what she and Grace are doing in Europe]##I am sorry Marion does not like her school. I think it hurts one so to have there education [set?] up so much.The more one rests in one place the more they gain. I feel that this is so and although I agree with Marion that Bradford cannot be very interesting yet it is only a time and perhaps the best thing for her education. [followed by brief end and salutations]








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[X018C9AI], Letter from Mary Emily Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, August 26th, 1888

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


August 26, 1888