[D8370U], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, February 14th, 1883


View document with UniversalViewer   → View document on Archive.org  → Re-use this digital object via a IIIF manifest


[D8370U], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, February 14th, 1883

Editor's Notes

[an intriguing intrigue; does anything come of it?] Hearing you're leaving for South on 19th, I talked with father about "the change which you said some time since you would try to bring about in the Examiner-of-Interferences" office. Commissioner could make the change himself but Church might appeal so preferrable to attack the Secy and bring influence to bear on him. This change will require best efforts and your presence here for several days, with letters to Senators and Representatives, etc. "You have a good foundation for the request in the inconsistencies of the decisions in your several cases" but should emphasize the delay in the big telephone intfs, argued 16 months ago; Church has turned them over to "clerks" and "inferior tribunal" which shows Church's incompetence. His asst Brown, "a very lightweight man," should also be removed. Can't succeed merely by making request of Secy, and calling on Painter would weaken your case. Change would be a good thing and would repay your time and trouble; "If you succeeded, in addition to the benefit from the change, the moral effect in the Patent Office of a showing of influence on you part and a disposition to make use of it would I think be good."




Folder/Volume ID


Microfilm ID


Document ID



Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Download CSV | JSON