[D8541X], Letter from C E Robinson to Samuel Insull, July 18th, 1885

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Abstract

By glancing at the signature underneath, you will probably remember the writer and our friendly associations at No. 6 Lombard St, London, also the dinner and parliamentary speeches at Brinswood[?] immediately before your departure for America. ##I have often thought of you since that time and wondered how you were satisfied with the changes from London to NY. Shall be pleased to hear a few remarks from you on the subject. Will you also kindly give me some information regarding the incandescent electric light? Is there a system of battery lighting which is practical for a small and private plant? If so, is the agency for Russia or part including St. Petersburg and Warsaw obtainable? What is the cost of Batteries and maintenance, etc.? ##I left London a short time after you and went to Egypt where I met Hon. G.G. Hubbard, who sent me to Turin, Italy for the International Bell Co. After being there about one year, I was sent to Odessa, Russia, where I remained 2 1/2 years, afterwards coming to Warsaw one year ago and now have orders to depart in a short time for St. Petersburg, where you will kindly address the letter which I hope you will write me.

Author

Recipient

Date

1885-07-18

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8541X

Folder Set

D8541

Title

[D8541X], Letter from C E Robinson to Samuel Insull, July 18th, 1885

Microfilm ID

78:390

Publisher

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

Timestamp

July 18, 1885