[D8223N], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 9th, 1882

Item

Abstract

This morning's NY Times, "referring to the fire and explosion yesterday morning in the Pearl Street store at 243 Pearl St., states that two of our men were engaged at the time in running wires in the cellar. It was a very bad fire, and the loss of life makes it all the worse. Inorder that we may be prepared for any claim against us which may possibly be made, I immediately dispatched Meadowcroft to hunt up the men who were running the wires to get a written statement from them covering the exact facts in the case. I propose to investigate the matter thoroughly without a moment's delay." recommend select: safety issues; annotate w/ NYT story on this as well as stuff abt insurance underwriters dh 10oct02

Date

1882-11-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8223N

Folder Set

D8223

Title

[D8223N], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, November 9th, 1882

Microfilm ID

60:1039

Publisher

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