[D8503ZCK], Letter from Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, September 3rd, 1885

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead of Sibley College, Cornell University, Director's Rooms]. Assisting the Trustees of Cornell Universtiy in building a great school of engineering and noticed that all the dynamos were "of other styles than yours." Does not believe there is a single Edison machine or an illustration of any of TAE's inventions there. Asking TAE for a 6-light machine "of your best pattern" and any other inventions TAE would like to have represented in their museums. "I can buy the machine from the company if you think it necessary, but would much rather have it as a contribution from you personally if possible." Also sending a description of the course Thurston proposes to teach and asks TAE to give any suggestions. Also asks TAE if he would be willing to come to the class as a guest (as a number of other gentlemen have promised to do). TAE Marg: "Present the college through Thurston with a 25 light machine, 50 lamps and sockets and res[istance] box [interlined--'cut outs']---say don't believe will have time to go up."

Date

1885-09-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8503ZCK

Folder Set

D8503

Title

[D8503ZCK], Letter from Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, September 3rd, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:155

Publisher

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