[X018D1AF1], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Grace A Miller, Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, July 24th, 1888


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[X018D1AF1], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Grace A Miller, Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, July 24th, 1888

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10-5478. [letterhead of "Miller Bros., Publishers of the Jumbo and General Job Printers; Oak Place---but probably written from Chautauqua] "My dear Mina and Mr Edison and dear little Grace, the dear little comforter how glad I am my dear Mina had a dear little one that can cheer and make glad can drive away may [many?] hours of loneness and times of sad feelings it is my earnest wish that she may be [illeg] to you and she may grow to be a wise and useful woman always caring [illeg] with her cheering and making [illeg] very glad she has all ready won her dear sister Marion affectionnes and love she after and .. I can take care of little babe she wants to call her [illeg] I don't if I have spelt the name right but you know it is the name of a book you have it Marion thinks it would not be so common as Grace and it is a pretty name too I do to in fact all think so . Marion likes you and babe very much she and I have a good many [talkes?] about both of you and I do think think Marion is sincer about it to I do think she likes you and thinks you will teach her better things than her own Mother would she hpoes you will go to church every time you can and have all the rest go she and Robbie Vincent have gone out a rowing we have just come from supper and you may know it is a pleasant time to be on the water Robbie Vincent seems like a [quiet?] nice young man every one seems to like Marion very much and the boys seem to have a plenty of friends all seem to be quite contented and we are all well Mrs [ilege] and little Margret with your pa and I went out to start a reaper and we had a delight ride I did so much wish you and dear little Grace with Cora were with us it was so pleasant but I have no doubt but you are all enjoying yourselves together where you are O dear there has been a chatter box in and it stopped my writing I did want to finish this so it would go out this evening but I cannot now as I would like very much to go to the lecture this evening It is for women so I will say good night and go but I wish you were hear to go with me but all is right so we will be contented. Wll dear I have just come in from lecture it was quite good he thinks woman is admired for her beauty man for his strength he talked very good but you know dear I can never let what I hear or tell it many way [illeg] can tell anything about it the speaker spoke of letter writing he said it was one of the [illeg] of woman to write good letters I can tell I did wish I was one of the beautiful for I do love to receive a good letter telling me every little thing and I [don't?] think I am so different from others that I am the only one that likes them " etc etc few more lines but no closing/signature




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