[D0231AAO], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Frederic Henry Betts, May 26th, 1902


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[D0231AAO], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Frederic Henry Betts, May 26th, 1902




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


May 26, 1902.
Frederick H. Betts, Esq.,
120 Broadway,
New York City.
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this date, returning to me the copies of the Saturday Review, for which please receive my thanks.
I have taken steps to get the answer to the question contained in your letter received last Friday, in reference to Mr. Edison's views on the subject of his patent of 1891, and as soon as I receive what he has to say I shall transmit it to you.
In a short interview which I had to-day with Prof. Crocker, of Columbia College (in the course of which no reference whatever was made to this patent) I understood Prof. Crocker to say that in his opinion and in that of Prof. Pupin, Marconi's achievements in the line of wireless telegraphy had had nothing to do with Hertzian waves.
If there is any basis for the opinion held by these two experts, then it would seem as though all the greater importance would attach to an early patent which made no declaration as to what kind of waves or other things supplied a means of communication.
Yours truly,
Eugene H. Lewis.
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