[One letter, dated May 31, 1915, was added in August 2012. 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.]
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 Edisonís 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.
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. Courtesy of the Charles Edison Fund.