[D8814ABW], Letter from Grosvenor Porter Lowrey to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888

Item

Abstract

when in Zurich last winter, I had occasion for assistance which [-------] me to be acquainted with the writer of the fragment of a letter which is enclosed. At once I thought he would be a very useful man to you. He is Scotch - 32 years old - married, unexceptionable (I believe) in habits and in every way -- brought up in Switzerland and equally familiar with English, French, and German -- a stenographer -- a graduate of the Zurich Politechnic[---] -- a mechanical and electrical engineer -- good natured, modest, and devoted, industrious. I believe he is up to most if not all [----] fine work of testing measurements etc. Fifteen hundred dollars a year and something like per [------] would I believe [----] him here. # I understood that Crawford had been for sometime assistant to Prof Weber of Zurich, whose name is very great here. # I could not go out to see you last fall before going abroad and I meant to have done. I had a little boy born at Geneva on the 25th of December and all my family are well. TAE marg: say we're full; will put name on list, etc. [some illegible] ## [New name mentions: Weber, Crawford]

Date

1888-04-30

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8814ABW

Folder Set

D8814

Title

[D8814ABW], Letter from Grosvenor Porter Lowrey to Thomas Alva Edison, April 30th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:910

Publisher

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

Timestamp

April 30, 1888