[D8104ZBH], Letter from Benjamin Franklin Butler to Thomas Alva Edison, May 14th, 1881

Item

Abstract

Note on hotel head; introduces a [?Cecil?] Adelbert Ames, who with Butler is interested in an electric signal on the elevated railway on the 42d street branch. States that it should not interfere with any Edison patents, but if it does they would like to know. Asks TAE to inspect it and tell him if it has "any elements of usefulness." Unsure if this signal is Butler's or not from tone of letter, but "interest" implies that they (he and Ames) devised it.

Date

1881-05-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8104ZBH

Folder Set

D8104

Title

[D8104ZBH], Letter from Benjamin Franklin Butler to Thomas Alva Edison, May 14th, 1881

Microfilm ID

57:126

Publisher

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