[D8316AXF], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Henry Alden Clark, September 27th, 1883

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Abstract

[SELECTABLE] [addressed to Erie] Your letter of 24th forwarded to me. If you have questions about estimate, please send to NYC for prompt reply. "I stay such a short time in a place that it is seldom that you can reckon on catching me." Wrote you yesterday about not breaking up the bid for Erie; our experience shows this to be very bad. "At Shamokin, where the local company undertook to do a great deal of the work themselves, we had a very great deal of trouble, and our Superintendent had to go there to superintend the work, notwithstanding it was the local company's place to do it. The delay in consequence of the course they pursued was very great, and decided me to refuse to take contracts in the future, unless the whole of the work was left for me to do.

Recipient

Date

1883-09-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8316AXF

Folder Set

D8316

Title

[D8316AXF], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Henry Alden Clark, September 27th, 1883

Microfilm ID

65:181

Publisher

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