Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, March 28, 1901
INTERRUPTED. By woman newspaper reporter of New York
Well — no it is not well.
INTERRUPTED. With a cup of tea. By Aileen, who wants to know whether I have finished that letter to you I began two weeks ago. She has been in a number of times since and finds me always at work on it.
Much interested in your ideas concerning “not universal suffrage — but universal suffrage with two conditions only” — Education — and Labor. A certain amount of education and a certain amount of property earned by the voter (not inherited or possessed excepting by the labor of the individual. I would like to expand on this subject but won't.) Shall simply say that I don't agree with you at all.
That people who were entirely uneducated cannot vote as intelligently as those who are goes without saying, but to