[D7802ZDR], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, March 18th, 1878

Item

Abstract

Since writing TAE recd telegram from EHJ could not come to Cinn. -- had worked all newspapers re his coming and wrote editorial which he sent copy of to TAE -- with things stirred up would like permission to make and exhibit phono at next Society meeting and to newspapers -- Society would pay EHJ whatever it would have netted him Ross and Gill will pay expense of constructing machine -- recd no reply re telephone -- also wants photo of TAE to show at Society meeting in the Stereopticon -- discusses statistics re telephone and telegraph private lines in Cinn (53 private lines: 120 telephones, 30 dials, 30 printers; 1000 cups battery -- one line has 13 offices another 7 and a geat many have 3 & 4. "This is pretty good for a small city"). -- Ross with whom Gill associated is from wealthy Cinn family and is mining and civil engineer, graduated from Columbia School of Mines in N.Y. "often heard of you there." He spends most of his time experimenting and Gill runs shop with 5 hands, machinery is of latest pattern and finest kind

Date

1878-03-18

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7802ZDR

Folder Set

D7802

Title

[D7802ZDR], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, March 18th, 1878

Microfilm ID

15:367

Publisher

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