[D8814ACY], Letter from Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, June 28th, 1888


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[D8814ACY], Letter from Robert Henry Thurston to Thomas Alva Edison, June 28th, 1888

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The bearer, F. R. Jones, who has recently graduated in the course in Electrical Engineering, and has been engaged by you as an assistant, is a young man of unusual capacity and maturity. I think that you will find that he can make himself of real service in many ways [-----------ly] entrusted with such responsibilities as you might ordinarily hesitate to assign to a new comer. # His experience in the shop, for he is an experienced and skillful mechanic, will make him especially valuable to you in any direction in which a knowledge of the shop is needed. He is a good electrician, a very fair chemist for a novice, and can do most excellent work in the drawing room. I would suggest that you keep him in sight as one of those who may be wanted for work of an important kind in which your own interests are so involved that you still need a man of his stamp and reliability to represent you. I think that you can trust him with anything that he is willing to undertake.






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