[X104FAA], Letter from Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison to Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller, February 28th, 1886

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Abstract

Seems fitting to write you to close the month during which I became a bride; I see you all at church as I write; TAE found Discipline in his coat pocket and intends to study it, as some of it is obscure; he'll have papa explain the parts he cannot understand; "He wants to know if I married him to convert him, he is willing and wants to believe but he says he has such an inquiring mind that he cannot believe what he cannot see the whys and wherefores of but he does not want me to be influenced in the least by him nor believe anything he says on the subject for he thinks he must be wrong but can't help it; Saw the Whitneys or Whitestones yesterday as we left Atlanta; "People stare at us so; all knowing the person with me is Mr. Edison . . ."; I've stayed in my room but TAE has taken a sightseeing drive; saw little coming from Atlanta as we travelled by night; but this morning saw peach groves in bloom; orange trees seem to have been killed. [More description of the landscape and how "the colored people" live]; this is a "miserable hotel and a worse city"; leave for St. Augustine [FLORIDA] tomorrow where we'll stay for sometime; I'm not as well as when I wrote before; I shall not forget what a beautiful sight you all were standing under the awning as we left; TAE is lying on the bed trying to sleep, but is bothered by flies.

Date

1886-02-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X104FAA

Folder Set

X104F

Title

[X104FAA], Letter from Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison to Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller, February 28th, 1886

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Publisher

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