Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Thomas A. Watson to Alexander Graham Bell, June 5, 1900
The Advertiser account is practically the same. You will probably find the cuttings in your famous old scrap book.
Mr. Gower probably made the arrangements with Mr. Baldwin and was mistaken by the latter for you.
It would be very pleasant to hear you again say through the telephone “Mr. Watson, do you understand me now?” My number is 18 or 19 Quincy. My name appears in the telephone directory only under Fore River Engine Company, and I certainly hope you will call me up.
I have four children, two boys and two girls; the youngest 11 and the oldest 17 years.
There is no possibility of my being elected to represent my district, as my ideas on political and sociological subjects are altogether too radical. I have no ambition in that direction.
I hope you will have a pleasant trip to Europe. I have not been there since I met you there in 1882 and the chances of my going again for several years are remote.
My kind regards to Mrs. Bell.
Most cordially yours,