[D8814ADA], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, July 17th, 1888

Item

Abstract

I am very anxious to obtain a position for a young Englishman, an entire stranger in this country, who has never had any experience whatever, except that of a first class education. He attended the Edinburgh University and passed every examination except his "final." This last examination he did not remain at college long enough to take. He was educated for the medical profession, and is reputed to be a very smart young fellow. He has had of course absolutely no experience, and it is consequently very difficult for him to start in. It has occurred to me that he is the class of man who should make a good experiment. He is willing to do anything as long as he can get enough to keep himself. Cannot you give gim a chance, at any $10.00 a week? I am sure he will work hard so as to try and earn advancement. I will vouch for him personally. Please let me know what you can do. TAE marg: "Can start him in new phono factory in six weeks"

Date

1888-07-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Subject

Identifier

D8814ADA

Folder Set

D8814

Title

[D8814ADA], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, July 17th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:949

Publisher

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

Timestamp

July 17, 1888