[D8713AAB], Letter from Reginald Aubrey Fessenden to Thomas Alva Edison, July 18th, 1887

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Abstract

Have wanted to learn electrical engineering for sometime, but circumstances prevented; my father was defrauded of all his money so that I had to quit college and earn my keep as well as pay off my college bills; have now done this and have come to NY to see if you would hire me; previous employment was in a bank where I was promoted three times with salary increases from $250-$850; don't expect such a high salary; "I am not afraid of work--no matter how rough or dirty--& shall give it all my attention"; am strong & in good health with good knowledge of math; have also "taught myself a little perspective"; can give references for character and work; if it's okay, I will call on you this week; if you have nothing, I can wait; have saved some money and have New York friends who edit newspapers who can give me work. "But I would like to begin as soon as possible."

Date

1887-07-18

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Subject

Identifier

D8713AAB

Folder Set

D8713

Title

[D8713AAB], Letter from Reginald Aubrey Fessenden to Thomas Alva Edison, July 18th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:468

Publisher

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

Timestamp

July 18, 1887