Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, August 31, 1906
Letter from Mrs. Alexander Graham Bell to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.
Thursday, Aug. 31, 1906.
I had a long talk with Charlie last night about the tetrahedral cells construction. He has said this morning that he thinks the best way probably to get it taken up would be to have Mr. Baldwin or a man like Mr. Baldwin interested in it and to come and talk about it to business men. He would need to believe in it himself and be thoroughly familiar with its working and possibilities, then let him come down and go quietly among the right people, interest them, and afterwards push it. He says that this is a thing Mr. Bedwin could not do, for he has not the necessary presence and address, but Mr. Baldwin has. He impressed him as a gentleman, a college graduate, a man of energy and intelligence, and he would be glad to introduce him to his friends and people who would be likely to take hold of it. He could not be responsible for the construction himself as he knows nothing about it, but if Mr. Baldwin with his technical training and the experience to be gained now, is willing to do this he will stand back of Mr. Baldwin. He must have Mr. Burr's letter or a copy of it first however, as he has quite forgotten its tenor.
In haste with love,
Your wife who loves you.