Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Gardiner Greene Hubbard, February 13, 1877
Feb. 13th, 1877.
Dear Mr. Hubbard,
I just steal enough time to write a few lines to you to tell you of the great and unexpected success of my lecture in Salem last night. I send a Globe newspaper with this — in fact four or five copies — that you may see the best proof of the practicability of the Telephone even in its present state.
To my surprise and delight Mr. Watson's speech and songs were heard by every person in the hall — there being between 500 & 600 persons present.
I was so glad that Mabel was there — although she must have had a most uncomf?rtable time of it. There was a little difficulty in getting our connections at first as the A. & P. office in Boston had placed us