[D8713AAM], Letter from James W Gladstone to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1887

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Title

[D8713AAM], Letter from James W Gladstone to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1887

Editor's Notes

My apologies for writing without an introduction, but just arrived from England and have no friends here to introduce me.###Seek practical electrical work; since I was a child have taken a great interest in the great discoveries in electricity and used to work at it experimentally; can "use my hands at mechanical work as I have always been fond of carpentering and cabinet work as an amateur."###Have been employed in a responsible position in a commercial house, but would like to make electricity my life's work; "I know I must begin quite at the foot of the ladder but I would be quite content as long as I get enough to give me a bare support . . ."; try me at one of your electric factories and you won't regret having helped me. [P.S. "In enclose copies of references. I am 28 years old--] [Marg.: "Write him & say that I probably can give him something in Laboratory about Nov. 1st when it will be finished###file this in applications--"] [Letters of Recommendation follow]

Date

1887-10-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Subject

Folder/Volume ID

D8713-F

Microfilm ID

119:488

Document ID

D8713AAM

Publisher

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