[D8828ACK], Letter from Charles F Hanington to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888


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[D8828ACK], Letter from Charles F Hanington to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888

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"I left Cuyaba on June 26th and after a thorough investigation of the surrounding country found nothing that would answer your purpose. As a proof of this I will now only quote from a letter I have. This statement "when they have use for large cane for building, making scaffolds long ladders &c. they bring them from Miranda, over 1000 miles down the river." At Miranda there are immense quantities of cane, but I think I can do better in regard to quality. At the same time I have made arrangements to get and have it delivered in this city if you like the samples. I leave here today for Montevideo. There take a steamer to Paranagua in the Provence of Parana Brazil. Paranagua is the seaport of the Provence. I will go 250 to 300 miles back in the country part by rail. If you will look at your map of Brazil you will see what an advantage it will be to ship from there. All th coasting steamers stop, and it is only a short distance to Santos in San Paulo. Santos is the port the U.S. & Brazilian S.S. Cos boats start from on their homeward trip, and Brazil would be the only country it would pass through. From the information I have I expect to get a better quality than I have yet seen. ### From Paranagua I go to San Paulo then to Rio then to Campos 100 miles north of Rio, back to Rio, and expect to come home from there by way of England. I am anxious to get home but you can be sure of my working up this section of th world before I do. ### I have drawn on you for five hundred dollars through Saint B. Hale & Co here. ### I passed the last 3 days with our agent here C.V. Boisot. Saw most of the directors and other officers of the Co. here. There is no question but what he has A. 1 people nd that they mean business, and this is without doubt the best city in South America for successful Central Station. ### Sherman is reported to have died in Bolivia several months ago." Respectfully yours, C.F. Hanington. Cable, Hanington, Rio.






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