I realize that I may have gotten the horse before the cart when I told about the gift to Thomas A. Edison last week in my article. I am finding other information about Augusta’s search for recognition. Before her letter to Edison and shortly after Jim Metcalf’s departure, Augusta realized she was a single mom, caring for her invalid mother. She had more than her share of responsibility. At that time she added an “e” to the end of “Metcalf.” She was then claiming it as her own name. She sometimes referred to herself as the widow Mrs. Metcalfe to…

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