[D8332O], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1883

Item

Abstract

"Regarding money matters. I have been compelled to give two notes at sixty days during the past month to meet drafts made on the Lamp Co." Had to do it to pay "bills long past due." "If we could get the $2366.95 now due us on the five cents differences, and firty cents on future lamps we should be able to possibly pull through another month and even to turn the corner." "The fact that we are in a new business makes our credit very uncertain, and with a large floating debt, it is exceedingly difficult to make both ends meet." "We are very close to our glass supplies. If Corning should refuse us we should have to shut down in less than a week." "We cannot borrow any money in Newark and are pushed constantly for bills due."

Date

1883-01-26

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8332O

Folder Set

D8332

Title

[D8332O], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:140

Publisher

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