[D8805AIA], Letter from Phillips B Shaw to Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1888


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[D8805AIA], Letter from Phillips B Shaw to Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1888

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"I have just written a letter to the Rev. David Winters, Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, of this city, introducing him to you; he expects to call on you during the coming week. He is a very able man in his line and has conceived the idea I think of preparing a course of sermons or lectures, linking the present life with the hereafter, via, the Edison Telephone. He is a man of goood sence and I am sure will not bore you with a long interview. I anticipate that his desire is to be able to say, that he has met you personally, and I have no doubt that he will treasure any thought or suggestion which may be droped from your lips in the interview. I might add that he thoroughly enjoys a good story, and for a preacher he is an exceptionally good fellow. ### Have you got any good new thing grinding out from the laboratory mill, that will enable me to turn an honest penny on short notice, if not, put me on the list of applicants for the first thing that develops. The central station business in this section of the state is very good, the little plant at Renevo has recovered herself and is now earning from ten to twelve per cent. The net income at Sunbury for the month of Sept. over and above all legitimate operating expenses was $253. for the month of August $205. I believe now that we are on a solid basis in Sunbury and that from this time on we will be able to show fair profits. Williamsport in making net from 12 to $1300. per month, but Lancaster has some bugs in it, that I have not yet been able to find, our expenses are out of proportion with the receipts, I am however pushing it and of course expect to succeed. With kind regards to Tate I remain." Sincerely yours, P.B. Shaw




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