[D7903X], Letter from George Frederick Barker to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1879

https://edisondigital.rutgers.edu/document/D7903X

View document with UniversalViewer   → View document on Archive.org  → Re-use this digital object via a IIIF manifest

Title

[D7903X], Letter from George Frederick Barker to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1879

Editor's Notes

Chatty letter continuing Dec '78 items. Sorry to hear TAE sick; should eat & sleep more; "the laws of physiology are as inflexible as the laws of electricity." Got TAE's telegram that Gramme & Siemens machines received. Internal/external resistance for generator. Should be able to get 1500 candles per HP (with arc light?); if reports of TAE getting just 90-120 per HP are right, it won't pay. Wallace's business hurt by TAE's comments to press and Barker thinks "your reputation is being lessened by the foolishness of the men whom you allow to write you up." Got phono but not (emg) cylinder promised (vol 4 stuff). Wants TAE to come visit & relax.

Date

1879-01-19

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D7903-F

Microfilm ID

49:71

Document ID

D7903X

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Download CSV | JSON