[D8814AEY], Letter from J F Lennon to Thomas Alva Edison, November 12th, 1888


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[D8814AEY], Letter from J F Lennon to Thomas Alva Edison, November 12th, 1888

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Moses gave me a position in your Company at the time [----------] were being canvassed for in New York, and in which I assisted until transferred to Clarke's office as general clerk &c. I was ambitious to fill a prominent place in the Company in the future, therefore, remained at a salary totally inadequate to support my family, and after using all of my own surplus, I "ran aground", and was compelled to resign, and accepted the position I now hold. # When I left, I was positively promised the management of the "Central Station", but it was not fulfilled. When I was in New York seeking again to get in the Company, you told me that Insull would place me, at the same time, requesting that gentleman to do so, but he acted otherwise, and I was disappointed again. Moses, Clarke, Hastings, Dodge and others have all interested themselves in my behalf, but up to date, without success. I wish to be connected with you. Can you not bestow upon me some position? Desk and active [---] [--------] preferred. I have been rated an expert -- pardon egotism -- at bookkeeping, correspondence, and soliciting, and have executive ability and system to give satisfaction. I will accept any position at any point. [new name mentions: Insull, Dodge, Hastings]





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