[D8812ABE], Letter from American Institute of Mining Engineers, Rossiter Worthington Raymond to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888

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[D8812ABE], Letter from American Institute of Mining Engineers, Rossiter Worthington Raymond to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888

Editor's Notes

[includes marginalia: Write R and say to go ahead I will be ready with lunch and everything and have [---] ready to read paper and also show machines in operation] New name mention: Scranton. The next meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers held at NY, beginning Monday Feb 19. 1889. # Birkinbine reported you would be glad to receive the Institute at your Lab during the meeting, and show them your devices and arrangements, especially your magnetic ore-separator. He added you would give use of your Library for a session, and provide lunch so they could make an 'Edison day' of it. While I am desirous not to be too audacious in accepting your kind offer, still I think it an exceptionally good chance for you to exhibit your machine to its market, and such a day's visit would be a good advertisement for that business. # If such a plan can be carried out, we would hold a session at your place, certainly devoted to the subject of Electricity as applied to mining -- including transmission of power, mine-lighting, magnetic [---]. # I earnestly wish you could join the Institute. Let me propose you at this meeting. Damages, $10 per annum. Advantage, infinite. But whether you do or not, we count you to give us a paper on your seperator for the session. There will also be a paper on the [---] separator (which Scranton is pushing) and perhaps on the belt-machine. So we shall have a lively discussion. # The only day this proprosal could be carried out would be Wednesday, Feb 20. # I shall let you know beforehand about how many will go. I say 200. But your name and fame may make it some more. We would not let many outsiders in--though the Press could not be refused. # We are organizing our legal committee and making out our schedule. So ask you whether you will [---] the Institute on Feb 20. # Also whether you will have a paper on the Edison separator at the session. Also, whether I may propose you for membership.

Date

1888-12-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8812-F

Microfilm ID

121:834

Document ID

D8812ABE

Publisher

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