[D8713AAI], Letter from Paul D Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, September 19th, 1887

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Abstract

[Letterhead: The Edison Electric Light Company] Got Dick's letter this morning; he mentioned you wanted to employ me to collect ore samples.###"Travelling through the mountains with something to employ my mind is the one thing that will benefit my health."###I accept your proposition.###Work will go on at every mining camp in the state this winter, but after Oct. 15, camps at Georgetown, Boulder, Golden, Breckinridge, Aspen & South Park districts will be snowed under and won't ship till spring; camps at Leadville, Monach, Calumet, and Alder will ship occasionally as weather permits, but can get access to some mines in these districts during winter.###Most of the mines in Colorado & New Mexico and particularly those east of the Continental Divide are open through the winter; I suggest spending winter in those districts.###Could also visit mine and assay offices in the towns for valuable assistance and information.###Would like more definite info on what the position entails and what sort of ores you need.

Author

Date

1887-09-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8713AAI

Folder Set

D8713

Title

[D8713AAI], Letter from Paul D Dyer to Thomas Alva Edison, September 19th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:481

Publisher

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