1887 February 25

Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899), Washington, D.C. to Stephen Dudley Field (b. 1846), Yonkers [New York]. LS, 6 p. on 3 leaves with integral blank leaf. Discusses SDF’s invention and his failure to obtain a patent. Also refers to a lecture by SDF on the yearly cost of running a car by a proposed electric motor. Sends love to Celeste (wife Celestine Butters Field, b. 1852) and “a kiss to Sue Virginia” (daughter Sarah Virginia, b. 1879). With “Supreme Court of the United States” envelope with uncancelled 2-cent stamp.

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