[D8336ZAB], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Spencer Borden to Thomas Alva Edison, August 16th, 1883

Item

Abstract

E. L. Holbrook is going to China to set up machinery in the Shanghai Cotton mill came here for the first time. I find that he does not take charge of wiring the mill nor assume responsibility beyond getting general knowledge of wiring. The other man whom you expected to go to Lockwood Mills and we don’t know when he will. It seems silly to depend on men who know so little the success of out system. They are not familiar with all the needs of the system. The only way out of this difficulty is for Holbrook to agree to get a more experianced forman and put him in charge of figuring and prepare him for difficulties to encounter and send him to China to set up the plant # please tell me what suggestion you have on this matter. TAE marginalia : "I think Borden suggestions is good one and that man might ad as our agent there and get us orders E "

Date

1883-08-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8336ZAB

Folder Set

D8336

Title

[D8336ZAB], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Spencer Borden to Thomas Alva Edison, August 16th, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:568

Publisher

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