[D8805AIN], Letter from Jonathan Lewis Young to Thomas Alva Edison, November 2nd, 1888


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[D8805AIN], Letter from Jonathan Lewis Young to Thomas Alva Edison, November 2nd, 1888

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I am much obliged by your letters of the 17th ult and am glad to hear that you are experimenting in the direction of the electric Typewriter. Should anything come of your study I shall be glad if you will permit me to represent your invention in Europe, working of course, in connection with Col Gouraud. For my qualification for such an appointment I desire to say that I have been nearly all my life connected with the electric business and have had great experience with all classes of Typewriters, and am an experienced stenographer and also speak French & Connan and am acquainted with Italian & Spanish. I am engaged at the present time in reporting for various London & West End House. I am well known in reporting circles and also in the stenographic press-See Phonographic World of New York for Sept-and could reach those persons to whom the Typewriter most appeals in this country. ### I can give you every guarantee of my ability and bona fides and also as regards my character if you will, when the time arrives, communicate with me, I feel sure that it will lead to a connection that will be of mutual advantage. ### I may mention that I was some years in the Telegraph service of the old Co and General Post Office and left in 80 to become Secret. ### Trusting you will not think I am presumptuous in thus addressing you. I am, sir, your obedient servant J. Lewis Young




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