[D8503ZAQ], Letter from L A Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, May 12th, 1885

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Abstract

Returned North [Danbury, CT] May 1, and now that the time has come to prepare for dental school, is dreading it and would prefer a career in business. Asking if TAE has an open position, promises he would take it seriously and make it his life business, "as you know, I am passionately fond of machinery." Was with TAE at "Magnolia" [House in St. Augustine [FLORIDA], presumably]. "My regards to Mr. Gilliland. Just before we left I shot a 'gator 12 ft 3/4 in long." TAE[?] Marg: "Friend Smith ##Don't touch this business. Not one man in 1000 ever succeeds in it. When you come to NY call at Lab--wk{?} nights etc etc."

Author

Date

1885-05-12

Decade

1880-1889

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Identifier

D8503ZAQ

Folder Set

D8503

Title

[D8503ZAQ], Letter from L A Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, May 12th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:99

Publisher

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