[D8805ADQ], Letter from Caspar Frederick Goodrich to Thomas Alva Edison, June 18th, 1888


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[D8805ADQ], Letter from Caspar Frederick Goodrich to Thomas Alva Edison, June 18th, 1888

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"I address an official letter to you on the 5th inst. Asking you to come onhere at my time before August 1st [unclear] to the class of Naval officers now being instructed to Torpedo Work (and electricity for eclectricity enters every conceivable act now) on the subject of the incadescent lamp. I told you that others identified with electrical science had been asked to contribute their quota--Prof. Bell [unclear] us about he telephone. Mr. [unclear] about the telegraph. Mr. Sprague about the [unclear] and Prof. Elihu Thomson about other dynamos or electrical distribution. And as every one had told me that nothing ever induced you to speak to a lot of men I come to nominate some one to act in your stead. I only write today because I fear from your silience that the original letter has gone astray and my anxiety to enlist you under my banner is great and growing. You remember the scripture story of the unfortunate women who carried her point were provoked I can get you for an [unclear]. I am willing to be scolded for my [unclear]. I really think you ought to come for two reasons- 1st you'd see this place ones better known among electricians than now - 2nd you'd give a lot of people a lot of pleasure." I am my [unclear]. Yours very truly, C.F. Goodrich [Marginalia: leave for editors]




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