[X018D1AQ], Letter from Theodore Westwood Miller, Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, March 31st, 1889


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[X018D1AQ], Letter from Theodore Westwood Miller, Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Thomas Alva Edison, Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, March 31st, 1889

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10-5573. Dear Mina I did think I would not write to you to day as I have bothered you so much this last few weeks but dear I does seem as though my baby sobath is complete with a short talk with you and you and your dear ones O how I would love to talk to you face to face with you and yours at this time. But as I cannot I will my next best thing hoping these few lines will find all well and happy and enjoying the sabath day if you have noy had the pleasure of attending church tou had the pleasure of Mr Edisones company and good bookes to read and learn many good thinds we do not always need to go to church to leave what to do through the week our house is full of good reading and lessones that we can learn and will do us good all the time. We were all at Sunday school and church us usal most of the time was taken up in Sunday school in reading and talking about Mr MacCory who died in India you will rmeber Mrs Weaver the Lady we used to get butter and eggs and chickens of this was her Brother you Pa tolde how he started in the shop with him when only 15 years of wage and worked a whoel and then your Pa helped him go to Montana-- school and from there to another collage so on until he got to preaching and then started out as a Missionary and he was a grate worker in that way and got to be a great man he was in Cillon of a paper and an Elderin the Church wjen he suddendly died away down in India he was only Thirty two years old your Pa says it was wonderfulhow he gew ro be such a good and grate man Pa saus it showed what ws can do it we just will. O I wish you was hear niw and see what Theodore has just brought ina mine pie and fridle cake he is a lover of such thinges but they are just good for him so we do not have them very often # Just think this is the last of March we will soon have summer O how I wish I new how we will be to gether as last last summer or if far apart I do not little darling for I do thinkshe will be so nice running around Dear little Margaret burned her hand yesterday Dear Cora was a coming over over to take her to dinner with Robbie and Louies and Miss Mc Glatten but she could not leave little Margret In a was over a lttlle while they all went home non the nine oclock train Jennie and all are well and seem to be doing well she has nothing ready yet I will finish this after Louis comes form the office as he has just gone over to see if there is any letter form Jennie so good by for a little time Well it is twenty minest of eight and no letter from Jennie so I will close this now Theodore wantes to write a little so I will ask you to please kiss each other for me and pelae except love and very best wishes form your Mother Dear Mina Mamma has given me the priveledge of wirting on this paper so that I can not write very much. We expected to go out to your place this spring but one morning papa thought that it was growing so near summervacation that it would be wirth while to go out this time. We we very much dissapointed and wanted to go out there very much but I suppose papa knows best. Tell the boys we were making preparations to help them in their printing but I guess well have to the best they can without us. Fot want of room I will have to close your loving brother




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