[D7802ZFG], Letter from Charles H Billings to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1878

Item

Abstract

Thinks TAE greatest man in the world -- was at Cinn in 63-65 when TAE there -- went to Central America to build telegraphs in 1867 and made a nice little fortune there but lost it through bad business and hard times -- met at Ashley's office in 1870 or 71 and TAE remembered him -- wants to exhibit phono in Cleveland and environs and also wants photo TAE marg: Friend B. Oh I remember you well. I thought you had settled permanently in South America. Phonograph out of my hands write to E H Johnson Room 28 Tribune Bldg NY Never had but one photo taken & thats lost NY Graphic will have my phiz in few days

Date

1878-03-30

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7802ZFG

Folder Set

D7802

Title

[D7802ZFG], Letter from Charles H Billings to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1878

Microfilm ID

15:424

Publisher

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