[D8346ZAG], Letter from Frank Julian Sprague to Thomas Alva Edison, September 16th, 1883

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Title

[D8346ZAG], Letter from Frank Julian Sprague to Thomas Alva Edison, September 16th, 1883

Editor's Notes

long letter -- discusses many points: -incl: Garrison's opposition to erecting poles, along with local opposition to same -Massachusetts law requires granting right of way to telegraph and telephone lines but not to electric lines as the latter is new business -agree that some sidewalks and streets too narrow to accommodate pole lines; discusses tree cover and width of individual streets -treats in detail the various difficulties facing them as they try to lay out electric lines - incl cost of underground v pole-strung lines; detailed cost estimates by street -gives TAE estimate of time in which certain work could be accomplished -feeder ready to connect at the central station -supplies needed discussed

Date

1883-09-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8346-F

Microfilm ID

69:498

Document ID

D8346ZAG

Publisher

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