[D8316ANJ], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, August 10th, 1883

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reply to letter of 6th, Hamilton map reveal "that for electric lighting it is by far the worst town that we have yet had to deal with of all the towns that we have canvassed," "unfortuate that first town chosen should be a very poor one", decided to do Middletown first, "if anybody is at fault, it is myself for not wishing you to put our light in a town where you would meet with greater difficulties than you ordinarily would", Middletown map has been sent so he could choose station locale; Georgetown, Hamilton, maps sent today; Washington, Piqua to come; "if you will hurry forward data on central station lots, I will see that your estimates go forward to you very quickly I do not care to give you any rough estimate..my experience is that rough estimates are very deceptive.."; asserts "I cannot see any cause for complaint of delay" as day after order received, material shipped and work began immediately; "I know you are very anxious indeed to get matters started in Ohio, and I have done everything possible to assist you."; put together list of towns for Dyer to canvass "he goes through canvasses very quickly"; will send photos of H machine; quotes his letter: "'If you succeed in getting it through your hair that we want to do some business' (then continues) , as well as yourself, I do not think that you will write to us complaining of delays, which I must confess I fail to see are justified by the facts as given above. If you do not move very lively in getting your central station lots, I fancy you will be havinga batch of complaints from us."

Date

1883-08-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8316ANJ

Folder Set

D8316

Title

[D8316ANJ], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, August 10th, 1883

Microfilm ID

64:1110

Publisher

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