[D0121AAA], Letter from Frederick Perry Fish to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1901


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[D0121AAA], Letter from Frederick Perry Fish to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1901




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


[TAE Marginalia] <Say that I am willing + I will call on him the next time I come in the city E>
New York
January 26, 1901
Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,
Orange, New Jersey
My dear Mr. Edison:-
Your original car and motor used by you at Menlo Park in 1880 has returned from Paris and will be put ashore in a few days. The question arises as to what is the best way to preserve it for all time, not only for the purposes of litigation but as a valuable and interesting historical memento.
It has been suggested that the apparatus be give to the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute which would be very glad to receive it, and will see that it is kept in good condition and where it might be required.
I have no doubt that the Institute would accept it with the understanding that if it were ever necessary that it should be removed for the purposes of exhibition in Court, it might be removed. It seems to me that it is much better that it should be in the custody of a manufacturing concern, or even in your custody.
Do you agree with me? If your view is the same as mine I will speak to our people, and if I find that they also agree I will endeavor to arrange to have it put into the custody of the Brooklyn Polytechnic on proper terms. It is a long time since I have seen you, and I wish very much that some time when you are in New York you would give me the pleasure of meeting you again.
With warm regards I remain
Yours very truly,
F.P. Fish
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