[D8705AAQ], Letter from John Petersen to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1887

Item

Abstract

I wrote an article on you for a Danish paper, taking information from the book Edison and his Inventions; I said that when you were 12, you became a train boy and started a paper called The Grand Trunk Herald; I noted that George Stephenson, the famous engineer, saw the paper and ordered a new edition for his use; a Danish gentleman wrote to say that Stephenson could not have seen the paper because he died in 1848, nor could his son have seen it because he died in Oct. 1859; which of them was it? [TAE Marg.L "It was the son or grandson of Geo Stephenson, The one that built the Victoria Tubular Grand Trunk Railway, I think his name was Robert Stephenson. He could not have died in 1859 but may have died after 1862 or 3--Yours Edison"]. [TAE is wrong on this; Robert Stephenson died Oct. 12, 1859].

Date

1887-11-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8705AAQ

Folder Set

D8705

Title

[D8705AAQ], Letter from John Petersen to Thomas Alva Edison, November 27th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:421

Publisher

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

Timestamp

November 27, 1887