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These letters, which cover the years 1886 and 1905-1921, consists of correspondence from Louise Igoe Miller (1858-1937) to her sister-in-law, Mina Miller Edison. The letter from February 1886 comments on Mina's upcoming wedding to Thomas Edison. Subsequent letters contain references to Edisonâ€™s work habits and celebrity, as well as an invitation to visit Puerto Rico, where Robert A. Miller served as U.S. postmaster and operated a plantation. Also included are numerous remarks concerning Louise's reaction to the death of her husband in 1911. In a letter dated May 31, 1915, Louise mentions a letter by Thomas Edison, written in 1898, advising her husband not to move to Puerto Rico. She also comments on a recent accident in which Theodore Edison was struck by a car and slightly injured.
The selected letters are from Books #8 and #35 on the Charles Edison Fund microfilm. Click here for a list of all the correspondence books on the CEF microfilm. Additional letters by or about Louise Igoe Miller, formerly in the CEF Collection, can be found in the Family Records Series in Part V of the Thomas A. Edison Papers microfilm edition. There are also letters from Louise to Mina Edison and Mary Valinda Miller among the family letters at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, and one additional letter in the David E. E. Sloane Collection.
Please note: The images in this folder were scanned from microfilm owned by CEF or from original documents in the possession of CEF. Some of the letters on the microfilm were subsequently donated to the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. These items are so indicated in the document information frame above each image. Courtesy of the Charles Edison Fund and Thomas Edison National Historical Park.