Featured Document: Edison Asks for Mina's Hand
During the summer of 1885 Edison developed a romantic interest in Mina Miller, the nineteen-year-old daughter of Ohio inventor and manufacturer Lewis Miller. "Got thinking about Mina and came near being run over by a streetcar," Edison wrote in his diary.
In early August, Edison traveled to Chautauqua, New York, with his daughter Marian to meet Mina and her family. Lewis Miller was a co-founder of the Chautauqua Institution, a Methodist educational conclave that met each summer on the banks of Lake Chautauqua. Read more here...
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