Annotated by Brian Wood
Brant Service Press Ltd.
Every family has its stories. Passed down through the generations as tales told at family gatherings or by grandparents to their grandchildren. They detail who we are and how we came to be. However, how many of us can tell our stories through the exact words of the people that lived them? Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847, Alexander Graham Bell lived a unique life. Influenced by his father, Melville, a professor of elocution, and his deaf mother, Eliza; the loss of his brothers, Melville and Edward, to Consumption; and marriage to his deaf pupil, Mabel Hubbard, Bell left a legacy to the world that few could imagine living without. How this came to pass can best be seen through the letters that passed between these individuals. These letters we present to you here.