[D8226ZAC], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 21st, 1882

Item

Abstract

Hoffman and Borden have now changed policy wrt new company for MA; now will do like Chgo co. does, that is exploit central stations with their own capital until good local companies can be organized. "INCONVENIENCE OF ISOLATED CONTRACT. I sometimes wish there were no Isolated Company." This is complaint abt details in Lawrence, MA, Charleston, SC, and Chicago. Overlapping territories, seems like. Wants to form united company in Canada on basis of this experience. "Col. Goddard sailed for Europe at an early hour this morning. Bon voyage." Inclined to give Dickersons charge of suit agt Swan, but with Betts to assist. Wants to build water cistern at Pearl St. in case city water interrupted. Arranged for coal to Pearl St. Lawrence co. organized and will start a small central station soon. Will close office in evenings during Fourth of July week to put a new engine in downstairs. Urges him again to see Vanderbilt to get paid.

Date

1882-06-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8226ZAC

Folder Set

D8226

Title

[D8226ZAC], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 21st, 1882

Microfilm ID

61:296

Publisher

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