[D8435E], Letter from Willis N Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, March 14th, 1884


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[D8435E], Letter from Willis N Stewart to Thomas Alva Edison, March 14th, 1884

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Has drawn up complete statement of situation for Eaton at his request and sends copy to TAE (this is the subject of letter); Santiago station will pay all its expenses and perhaps more this month but will run a little behind in the summer; wants to put 10 candle power in place of 16 to "get about 25% more case and so earn a dvidend"; no reason to close station "except the gross and criminal (I mean it) mismanagement of the agents"; to save station has proposed terms in letter to Eaton and asks TAE's careful consideration of them; if it is "possible to get rid of Kendall & Co., I guarantee to get one million dollars here before 6 months expire, and do plenty of business elsewhere." if not contract is valuable and will send orders for machines in two weeks; Prof. Zegers and Lanz have joined him and put up $10,000 capital; "Prof. Zegers is immensely pleased at your gift of the Phonograph." notes that Vicuna MacKenzie is out of town; "Clark is on hand as my assistant and sticks to Edison. Husbands has roped in a Boston crowd on a telephone deal, and is making large calculations." arranging to light a small theater where he made first demonstration and if successful will get new theaer in Valparaiso with 1000 lights and the Operat in Santiago with 1200.




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