[D8805ACI], Letter from George C Sonn to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"Some thirty pupils of the second year grade, students in Physics, have formed themselves into a science club, with the view of doing practical work. ### These youths like thousands of others elsewhere, are infatuated with the story of your career the least that they could do was to name his club the Thos. A. Edison Chapter of our high school science organization. These young men, of course, are vain enough to wish you to be aware of the fact than requested me, their instructor in physics to convey to you their ardent admiration for you and their best wishes for your continued health and prosperity in your new science home at Llewellyn. ### You have had in your employ at old Menlo a few of our High School boys, viz Seymour Hammer, Gregory. In recent years our course in scien has been more extensive and the youngsters now devote almost three months of their [unclear] to the study of elementary electricty. ### Occasionally one of the boys has more than a passing [unclear] issue for the subject, his willing to do some of the hard work that is the foundation of success if not the Keystone of [unclear]. ### Sucha youth we have now at Cornell, where Anthony's sucession will try to do what we could not with him, show the hard + laborious road that leads to success in the department he has chosen. ### If you should chance to have a spare moment to acknowledge, be it only with your autograph. The receipt of this, the boys will feel greatly encouraged in their efforts at self-instruction." ## TAE Marginalia: Tate Prepare a letter for me to sign"]

Date

1888-04-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8805ACI

Folder Set

D8805

Title

[D8805ACI], Letter from George C Sonn to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:301

Publisher

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