[D8805AIM], Letter from George C Sonn to Thomas Alva Edison, October 1888


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[D8805AIM], Letter from George C Sonn to Thomas Alva Edison, October 1888

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[High School, Newark] "About a half year ago, you kindly referred me to the Phonograph Co. in N.Y. in reply to my letter asking the favor of an address + lecture with your improved instrument for the benefit of our school laboratory I was referred then to the Graphophone Phonograph people at the Astor House; and promises were made-take effect-when affairs were in better shape. I notice that one of your assistants favored the Orange public the other evening + I was one of the privileged ones to hear another gentleman with the same instrument last Wed. evening before the Electrical Society. ### Will it be possible for you to send us the latter gentleman with the instrument or to influence him to favor us at an early date in our High School Hall. ## As I have once before hinted our laboratory as equipped almost entirely through our own efforts. We need much. You have done very much, I know for some of the educational institution of the land, and, perhaps, I am asking too much to press the request of our school. Still, I may venture to state, that no one school has sent so many men into the Edison employ as ours. Our aim is to do practical work. We have, the teacher has, just purchased a dynamo (with hand power) + put up a circuit in the school + our aim is to give the boys a general idea at least the modern system lighting; the source of the power, its applications measurement etc etc. ### If you are favorably inclined will you kindly tell me whom I can see in regard to the matter." With thanks for last favors yours respectuflly, George C. Sonn
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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