Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, February 28, 1909
(Sunday) Feb. 28, 1909.
Mrs. A. Graham Bell,
1331 Conn. Ave.,
I have been looking over De Land's article in the Association Review and note one error he has made on the last page which is of such a nature that I think, in justice to the Census Office, I should correct it. Have therefore written the following note for the Review concerning it but will not send it unless you approve. The last part makes rather funny reading — and perhaps may be out of taste — as flippant. But it
Beinn Bhreagh, near Baddeck, N. S.
February 27, 1909.
Editor of Association Review.
In the February Review (page 12) Mr. Fred De Land, in speaking of the last Census of the Deaf, remarks that I “bore the entire expense incurred in gathering data for which the Census appropriation was no longer available”.
In justice to the Census Bureau allow me