[D7802ZFV], Letter from Josiah Custer Reiff to Thomas Alva Edison, April 2nd, 1878

Item

Abstract

Col Gouraud arrived from Europe today to remain one week -- Tells of reception by sci/tech figures in England: "Preece says time to utilize automatic & other improvements with P. O. Depts. Many prejudices have been broken down & the fever of improvement seems to be on-- Sir Wm Thomson said the other day that Edison is undoubtedly one of the leading Electrical geniuses of the day-- It is therefore the opportunity to utilize the reputation your own work has given you stimulated by our friends-- You will notice that all my friends recognize your merit & laud it & don't call you `thief'--`fraud,' `Prof of duplicity'--`void of moral sense' etc etc, as the friends of some other people do" If in town tomorrow see Reiff and Gouraud -- don't settle with A&P for salary less than $5,000 -- How about the Graphic yesterday on the "Food for the world"

Date

1878-04-02

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7802ZFV

Folder Set

D7802

Title

[D7802ZFV], Letter from Josiah Custer Reiff to Thomas Alva Edison, April 2nd, 1878

Microfilm ID

15:448

Publisher

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