[D8805AFV], Letter from S H Staite to Thomas Alva Edison, August 25th, 1888


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[D8805AFV], Letter from S H Staite to Thomas Alva Edison, August 25th, 1888

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"Will you let me, as the son of the originator of Electric lighting and the inventor of the automatic system regulation bring under your notice, as the leading electrician of the day, the case of my aged mother now 80 years old my father (W.E. Staite) died in 1854, prematurely, and I believe from over work and anxiety. He had spent a considerable fortune + never reaped any reward. I have thought that if the facts were really known some of them who are now occupying the leading position in this industry might be inclined to render a little assistance to my mother and at the same time give a graceful tribute to my poor father's memory. My mother is very poor and regret to say poor and regret is say my [unclear] position a clergymen with my large family every small income does not make me [unclear] her any substantial help. In addition, I am at the present time using all my resources to get my eldest son through his [unclear] course for [unclear] the [unclear]. I should be most glad to give away further particulars to refer to people in high position should you be kindly induced to substance this append to my symptathy." I [unclear] yours sincerely, S.H. Staite P.S. I addressed a letter to [unclear] but am told your address is New York. [Docket: ans 9/9/88]





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