[D0106AAE], Letter from Cornell University, Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, March 20th, 1901


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[D0106AAE], Letter from Cornell University, Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, March 20th, 1901




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


[TAE Marginalia] <My Dear Thurston, I haven't forgotten my promise to come up + see you but I am in the middle of constructing a factory, a machine shop + have 60 experimenters sucking ideas + I can't find the time. Young Miller is working days + studying nights + I allow him about 5 hours sleep so he is doing quite well, with regards TAE>
March 20th 1901
My dear Mr. Edison:
Where is your wife's nephew and what is he doing? When is he coming back to finish his job at Cornell? Cannot you or Mr. Edison write me about him and his plans and of your or her, plans for him? I think he must have reached a point from which it would be proper for him to come back and complete his work. Is not that business for which you drew him our in such what he can leave it long enough to finish the older contract?
I have not heard from you for a long time. I hope that you and Mrs. Edison are well and happy and that the world is kind to you both in all ways. I as still hoping for a visit to Cornell from you and there is quite as much here for you to see and hear about as ever. I expect, when you come, to find in your trunk, too, that bust that you were to give me so long ago and perhaps some of the relics of earlier days and illustrations of your "History of inventions" that I could not get you quite to promise though this, of all places in the world, is the place for them, the oldest and the largest school of electrical engineering in the country. But whether you come with or without them, you will be welcome as ever; notwithstanding your long waiting.
Very sincerely yours
R.H. Thurston
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