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drove with Celine to the house of Dr. [[underlined]]Alexander Graham[[/underlined]] Bell, the [[underlined]]inventor of the[[/underlined]] telephone, [[underlined]]who every Wednesday[[/underlined]] has a reunion of scientific men in his house. Ordinarily no ladies are admitted but tonight exception seems to be made. We were very pleasantly received by Dr. Bell, his wife, his daughters and his son in law Mr. Grosvenor who is the editor or secretary of The National Geographic Magazine, published by the National Geographic Society of which, I believe, the father in law of Dr. Bell was the Founder or one of the Founders [[strikethrough]] Dr. [[insertion]]Alex[[/insertion]] Graham [[insertion]]Bell[[/insertion]] lives in an old fashioned, very comfortable spacious brick house, but no attempts to undue luxury. The room
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where the gentlemen smoked was very softly illuminated. Someone was discussing some experiences in traveling and some political policy related to conservation and then members present were requested to discuss and give their opinion. [[strikethrough]][[??]][[/strikethrough]] Reminded me very much of our former musings of [[underlined]] "Anvil Club" [[/underlined]] in Yonkers except that here ladies were present and listened but sat outside of the room in hall opening in the room.
I was invited to describe my work on bakelite and showed some samples of results. Dr. Bell seemed particularly interested in all this. Then discussion and questioning followed after which we went to a room where cold standing supper
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Transcription Notes:
This site, last sentence, talks about his son-in-law Mr. Grosvenor. Author is inventor of Bakelite, the plastic. The Anvil Club was a group of educated men who met to discuss important topics of the day. See earlier diaries. HK

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