[D0231AAK], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 26th, 1902


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[D0231AAK], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 26th, 1902




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


Letterhead of Eaton & Lewis
44 Broad Street (EDISON BUILDING)
New York
May 26, 1902.
Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,
Orange, New Jersey.
My dear Edison:-
I hand you herewith a copy of a letter which I addressed to Mr. Betts on Saturday, together with three copies of the Saturday Review, spoken of in my letter.
I would like you to look at the three articles in the copies of the Saturday Review, especially at the reference to your patent in the last named issue.
Mr. Betts has replied to my letter, saying that he had already seen this discussion the Saturday Review and repeating his statement that he should be very glad to receive your views on the subject of the actual method of operation of the devices set forth in your patent of 1891.
It is perfectly apparent to my mind that Mr. Betts, if he makes my adverse report on your patent at all to the Board, will base it on the fact that your patent does not deal with Hertzian waves.
I have written to Mr. Betts to-day, saying that I would supply him with your views heretofore requested as soon as I received them.
I told him further that, in the course of an interview with Prof. Crocker to-day, Prof. Crocker said to me that he and Pupin agreed that Marconi's achievements had had nothing to do with Hertzian waves.
I reminded Mr. Betts that, if those two experts were right in their views, it added additional value to your patent, in which there is no declaration whatever of any particular kind of waves relied on as a means of transmission.
There is a meeting of the Marconi Board on Wednesday afternoon.
I wish you would return to me the three copies of the Saturday Review after reading them to-morrow morning, as I wish to have them with me at the Board meeting.
Yours truly,
Eugene H. Lewis.
P.S. The Saturday Reviews go by separate package, book postage.
Please pardon printed signature.
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