[D8603ZBG], Letter from Cornell University, Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, May 12th, 1886


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[D8603ZBG], Letter from Cornell University, Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, May 12th, 1886

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I am just notified of the shipping of the machine presented by you to the University and expect to see it in place in a few days. I got no word from the office about wiring, etc., and shall need some instructions which I presume will be forthcoming in due time. I have not learned what directions you have given, and my own idea is to wire in three circuits independently, so that we can throw the current into either of three sections of our departments as we may need it. ##We are having good success with our course in electrical engineering and it is probably now the best taught in the world. I wish we had that apparatus that you proposed at one time to make the basis of a collection for some school of that kind. We have now a splendid collection of working apparatus, but your collection of novelties, as well as standard materials, would be a grand addition. I hope that, if you have not otherwise disposed of it, you will come here and see whether this is not just the place for it. Our class in Electrical Engineering this year contains about 25 men and they are doing good work. ##I had hoped to have had you here to talk to them. The presidents of the Mechanical and Mining Engineers, Messrs Leavitt and Bayles, and a number of other distinguished engineers have been here, but no distinguished electrical engineer.




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