[D8522F], Letter from William Preston Hix to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1885

Item

Abstract

[St. Louis: The Edison Company for Isolated Lighting typed at top of letter--not full letterhead] Gen. Beauregard enclosed the following letter which he requested me to read and forward to you. Please read it, and "as I do not suppose the invention to amount to much, answer it kindly and politely as he is a good friend of mine." He also regrets that he did not know you were in New Orleans so he could have seen you. ##"Our opponents here must be very much demoralized; they are taking contracts where they can get them, for 50 per cent below our figures, and if they can not get them at those figures, they say to the parties that they will take the contract at whatever they can get."

Date

1885-06-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8522F

Folder Set

D8522

Title

[D8522F], Letter from William Preston Hix to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:565

Publisher

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