Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, April 9, 1909
My own feeling is as always that while Mr. Bedwin is a capable, go-ahead man he is not particularly careful of expenses and does not look after your interests in that respect as he would after his own. So while he may be all right to get your things done I should not trust him in commercial work.
We all think your Ottawa address perfectly grand. I don't see how your audience could help but be powerfully influenced. Only we want to go on striking while the iron is hot. Don't you think it would be well for Douglas and Casey to associate with themselves some one more experienced in the business end? I think Casey would always much rather go on with his engineering work, and Douglas with the demonstrating. Douglas might do more office work if he had the business training, but it seems to me there is plenty of work for three, and it's time to hustle or we'll get left, judging by the slip I enclose. I have heard of this before, machines that have never even been tried are selling for thousands.
Gardiner is hanging around waiting for you to come down and to see Mr. Curtiss. He wants to go in with Mr. Curtiss if there is any opening.
I want to see that bulletin. Don't get all tired out over your lecture I want you to be well and bright when you come down.