[X184B1], Letter from Margaret Storm (Mrs Francis R.) Upton to Helen (Mrs Edward) Storm, Edward Storm, August 10th, 1889


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[X184B1], Letter from Margaret Storm (Mrs Francis R.) Upton to Helen (Mrs Edward) Storm, Edward Storm, August 10th, 1889

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[Letterhead of Paquebot Poste La Bourgogne] My precious Mother & Father: You must be very anxious to hear from me I am sure. Well, the dinner Thursday might was a most formal and beautiful affair. I was the honored lady. Mr. Frazer taking me out with him. Before dinner we went to Franks house and all through it. We shall have a lovely, comfortable, old fashioned house, and an extremely pretty one I think. I most long for the time when we shall be settled. ## We came down to the steamer in a pouring rain but found the Edisons already here and lots of their friends, and Franks to see them off. We had a superb flat of flowers four feet long and illuminated with tiny Incandescent lamps--from the lamp [---] It was the admiration of everyone. And Mr & Mrs Bachellor sent me a large basket of roses. We were given seats with the Edisons at the Captains table. And every thing has been as perfect as possible. The ship is so far superior to the City of Rome that it makes ocean travel seem a different thing. Our room is simply splendid--lots of room. A double berth--Sofa & table and two wash bowls. ## The table on board is simply delicious. And red and white wine furnished gratis. It has been an absolutely perfect voyage--as calm as the [-----] till yesterday. Since then only a delightful roll. We have met charming people, and had good [whist?], and good conversation. Neither Frank nor I have had a pang of sickness, and we have thoroughly enjoyed every moment. I have had warm salt water baths every morning which I have enjoyed. The stewardess prepares it, calls me, and gives it to me. Is'nt that clover? The Captain says we shall sight land this afternoon, and hopes to make the morning tide at Harve. ## I found your sweet letter and George's telegram at the steamer. Many thanks for both. I wish all the world was as well and happy as I am. With a heart full of love, in which Frank joins me. And with best wishes for the health and happiness of both you and dear Father ## Your loving daughter Margaret A. Upton.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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