[D7820ZBY], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 22nd, 1878

Item

Abstract

Upton report on his patent search to this point; significant statement is at end after discssing several others patents; this letter is probably longer than what we would like to select but we should somewhere quote from the end [and also discuss the two notebooks of Upton's literature search]: If you will telegraph me, that you will be at home and have the time to spare I will go to Menlo Park tomorrow afternoon at three. I want you to explain me your lamp and tell me exactly what you claim. There are only four more English patents and a few American ones for me to examine, and then I shall commence with the scientific journals. I feel sure that the total you have is new, no matter if parts have been before used. This is all I have found.

Date

1878-11-22

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7820ZBY

Folder Set

D7820

Title

[D7820ZBY], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 22nd, 1878

Microfilm ID

18:72

Publisher

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