[D8828AAK1], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 20th, 1888

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Abstract

"Mr. Ricalton called on me this afternoon. I will go with him to-morrow afternoon to see Drexel Morgan & CO., and arrange about a letter of credit. ### Mr. Ricalton mentions that he has nothing but a verbal agreement with you, and it strikes me that this is not fair to him, and I think that either you or I should address him a letter on the part of the Edison Lamp Co., stating that we have engaged him at a salary of $1500 for a year. Mr. Ricalton also states that he is unable to obtain his life Ins. While away, and he would like to have us make some provisions for his family, in case he died upon the trip. I told him, that I thought his request was reasonable, and I would speak to you regarding it. ### I enclose you a letter from Branner regarding large bamboo." Yours truly, Francis R. Upton [Marginalia: "What is the letter Mr. Ricalton, yes we give him a letter + I think we could stand $1500 if he died by [unclear] of the climate."]

Date

1888-02-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8828AAK1

Folder Set

D8828

Title

[D8828AAK1], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Thomas Alva Edison, February 20th, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:778

Publisher

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