[D8828AAO], Letter from John Bachelder to Thomas Alva Edison, February 22nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I clipped the enclosed paragraph from a San Francisco paper yesterday and thinking I might be of service to you in your investigation in which I take much interest I wrote to say that in crossing the isthmus of Panama in the Western of 74+5 at a R Road station near the Chagres [?] river the passengers had a few minutes to wait and several of us took a stroll down the road and at one side took a seat on the ground and as we touched the vegetation with which it was covered the leaves and branches all instantly drooped. ### I examined them and found they resembled very closely what I have sun cultivated in flower pots at the East and called the sensation plant the leaves and frankly resembled those of the Occasions true but smaller." Yours truly, John Bachelder [Includes newspaper clipping]

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Date

1888-02-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8828AAO

Folder Set

D8828

Title

[D8828AAO], Letter from John Bachelder to Thomas Alva Edison, February 22nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:784

Publisher

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