[163 letters were added to this collection in December 2010.]
These letters, which cover the years 1883-1898, consists primarily of letters from Mary Valinda Miller (1830-1912) to her daughter, Mina Miller Edison, and her son-in-law, Thomas A. Edison. Several of the letters are also addressed to her daughter, Grace Miller, who was living with the Edisons in 1896. The letters concern the domestic life of Miller and Edison families; visits in Akron, Ohio, and West Orange, New Jersey; and the health of Thomas Edison and other family members, including Mina and her father, Lewis Miller. Some of the letters are written jointly by Mary V. Miller and one or several of her children.
There are almost 600 letters and other documents by or about Mary Valinda Miller in Books #22-#24 on the Charles Edison Fund microfilm. Click here for a list of all the correspondence books on the CEF microfilm. In addition to the correspondence presented here, numerous other letters by Mary Valinda Miller, formerly in the CEF Collection, can be found in the Family Records Series in Part III, Part IV, and Part V of the Thomas A. Edison Papers digital and microfilm editions. Documents relating to the estate of Mary V. Miller can also be found in the Part V Family Records Series. Additional correspondence, primarily from 1898, can be found in the David E. E. Sloane Collection. Courtesy of the Charles Edison Fund.