[D0106AAB], Letter from Howard Augustus Colby to Llewellyn Park (N.J.). Board of Managers, February 11th, 1901


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[D0106AAB], Letter from Howard Augustus Colby to Llewellyn Park (N.J.). Board of Managers, February 11th, 1901




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


February 11th, 1901
To the Board of Managers,
Llewellyn Pak, Orange, N.J.
Referring to the proposition which I have heretofore informally made in regard to donating to the Park a building for certain recreation purposes, I write to say that my idea of such a building is as follows: It would be a building especially for winter use, made of brick with a trussed roof, about 150 by 70 feet. In order that it might be useful for tennis, it will be about 40 feet in height, with glass skylights. It could also be used readily for dancing purposes, and would be equipped with a small stage for dramatic and other entertainments.
The conditions of such a gift, which would be unrestricted, would entail the maintenance of the plant by the Park authorities, so that it would be suitably heated and provided with a custodian at all reasonable times, for the amusement of those entitled to avail themselves of its privileges. I might add that the building will be provided with a steam heating apparatus so that it might be used throughout the winter season.
My purpose in writing is to ascertain whether your Board can set apart for the purposes of such a building a plot of ground, and if so, whether they are willing to accept the building on the conditions I have stated.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) Howard A. Colby
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