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    Thomas Edison Autograph Letter Signed. 5.5" x 8.25" mounted and framed to an overall size of 13" x 16.25", Menlo Park, N. J., August 24, 1880. Written on lined paper with "T. A. Edison" letterhead, this letter relates the busy life of the young inventor to "My Dear Husbands". In full: "You must not blame me for not answering your letters, as you well know that I have not a moment to spare. You may however expect a detailed letter from me regarding my ore milling process and the light in a short time. I am gratified at your great success with the Telephone. Eldred writes tomorrow regarding Co. affairs./ Yours Truly/ Thomas A. Edison". During his lifetime, Edison received 53 mining and ore milling patents, two before this letter was written. He was granted a U. S. patent for his electric light in January 1880, only seven months earlier. In this letter, he sounds excited about writing a future letter about both the ore milling process and his electric light. Ink has faded some, but text is still readable. Near fine.

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