[D8327Q], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 23rd, 1883

Item

Abstract

Spent Wednesday in Boston with Higginson, who says cannot bring out our company b/c US Co. won't let him. Some success in raising capital there. Endicott will subscribe $25K but not in his own name. "He says that whenever he puts his name to a company, widows and orphans follow his lead, and he does not think that a new business like that of electric lighting is to be recommended to people of small means, who require immediate and uninterrupted dividends." Concludes that the "outlook is good" for securing investors in Boston.

Date

1883-02-23

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8327Q

Folder Set

D8327

Title

[D8327Q], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 23rd, 1883

Microfilm ID

66:729

Publisher

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