[D8732ABX], Letter from William J Jenks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 19th, 1887


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[D8732ABX], Letter from William J Jenks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 19th, 1887

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"I enclose a copy of Mr. Johnson's letter as to the Standardizing Bureau. I am conscious I am undertaking a comprehensive work. ## In considering the matter some months ago it was thought that no less an authority than Mr. Batchelor would prove equal to the task imposed upon the Director. As no one of the older and wiser heads can now devote the necessary attention and time, I take up the matter fortified by the confidence of your hearty cooperation, as well as tha of all the officers of the Light Co., and all the manufacturers. ## In the manner outlined by Mr. Johnson, we can so carefully weigh the practical opinions of the experimenter, the manufacturer and the practitioner as to secure their combined wisdom, and avoid the friction which would otherwise be inevitable in making any necessary changes of standards. ## Thus by united efforts we can make the coming year one of unexampled progress toward perfection of the methods and apparatus of the Edison system." Enclosure: D8732ABY.




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