[D0331AAB], Letter from William C Chase to Thomas Alva Edison, August 6th, 1903


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[D0331AAB], Letter from William C Chase to Thomas Alva Edison, August 6th, 1903





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


Atlanta Ga, Aug. 6, 1903
Mr. Thomas A. Edison
Orange, N.J.
Dear Mr. Edison:-
I regret very much to note in the press dispatches the painful effects of your experiments of the X rays, and hope sincerely, that the encouragements held out by the physicians will prove in every way satisfactory. It would be a very costly result to the people throughout the world, should you have any permanent trouble with your eyes, and the benefits of your discoveries could not overcome this calamity. I shall hope to hear that you are fast regaining your normal optical condition.
I wrote you some months ago, while my son was still at Auborn (Alabama) Polytechnic Institute, in his behalf, and your reply stated that at the time, you had no way of placing him. I am very anxious to have him under you as soon as possible, as I want him to become efficient in a practical way in perusing his electrical profession, as an engineer.
I trust you will find it convenient to place him now, or at an early date where he can learn the practical side, and work up to the point where you feel he can go it alone; and any assistance you can give in this direction I will more than appreciate.
With assurances of my sympathy, and hopes of your speedy recovery, I beg to remain,
Very truly yours
Wm C. Chase
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