[D8805AAI1], Letter from Fred W Webber to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"My note to you for $100 will now be due. Instead of being able to bring it I am in need of help. Two hundred dollars [additional?] would save for me a double position with $3000 a year it is endangered by my impecuniosity. Can you and will you help a man who has always had and will always have an interest in your success? I am almost [unclear] tonight and wait under great excitement. McMahon of Phonograph fame, has refused to aid me. Every cent you lend me will be returned, and in addition for the reason that I believe fully in your system of incandescent lighting--I will do my best to from and your enterprises. In addition to being employed at the Herald I have recently been appointed New York comes from [unclear] if the San Francisco Examiner. In a few days, if you will give me an interview I will write a long story about your new laboratory for that paper. If you can help me out with a [unclear] $200 in addition to what I [unclear] you, I will be able within months to repay the [unclear] amount with interest. ### TAE marg: :" Private + Confidential: "Can't do it- takes every cent I can raise just now to pay for my Laboratory""

Date

1888-01-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8805AAI1

Folder Set

D8805

Title

[D8805AAI1], Letter from Fred W Webber to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:174

Publisher

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