[D8805ACE], Letter from Randolph Macon College, William Waugh Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I have no right to suppose that you will recall me on the circumstance of my introduction to you by my friend Dr. J.H. Vincent at Chautagua, but I am sure that I may present to you without hesitation upon its own merits any plan designed to aid aspiring young men with the assurance of your sympathetic consideration at least. ### The enclosed circular sets with an earnest effort I am more making to aid from young men in the South. ### I have an opportunity just to [unclear] of placing a small electric plant (say 250 @ 300 incandescent lights) so as to make it an addition to our apparatus in Physics, light our grounds and buildings and at the right time to make it and without learning contributions of this [unclear] was first. Referring to the enclosed endorsements of our institution and to Drs. Vincent and [unclear] of Chautaugua, Drs. Deems + Howard Henderson of N.Y. to [unclear] Theo. [unclear] Johns Hopkins Univ + other leading educational authorities as to the merits of our college. I respectfully ask of you the gifts of a No. 6 dynamo to the from young men of the South where we desire to aid as set forth in our circular." TAE marg: "Say that I have only recently presented a complete outfit to Institute Technology & as my new lab has [pulled?] rather hard on me lately I don't feel able to to it [this year?]"

Date

1888-04-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8805ACE

Folder Set

D8805

Title

[D8805ACE], Letter from Randolph Macon College, William Waugh Smith to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:294

Publisher

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