[D8830AAW], Letter from William J Jenks to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1888


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[D8830AAW], Letter from William J Jenks to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1888

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"Mr. Vail has referred to me to day an order from the Fall River Station dated May 25, for one carboy of Meter Solution. ### This order which was originally sent to you at the Laboratory was referred back to this office and then to Bergmann & Co., and has been returned to us with the statement that they know nothing about it. ### The sending of this and other orders, which have been directed to you, has been prompted by the publication in the new meter pamphlet the statement regarding your purpose to furnish this solution together with the zinc required in plates, distilled mercury, and the four Testing Reagents, all of which was agreed to ion your part at the time of the review of the meter pamphlet at the Laboratory. ### In order that there might be no misunderstanding, I wrote you under date of May 4th, enclosing extracts from the pamphlet, and stating that orders would soon be received from Erie and other Stations. ### In returnign this order to me Mr. Vail says "This question of getting zinc sulphate solution from Edison's Laboratory is already causing trobule. Edison does not get it ready, and cannot fill orders, and then it goes to bErgmanns, and finally here. This is the second instance in 48 hours." ### Of course if it is not to be furnished from the Laboratory we shall have to correct the statement made in the pamphlet, and make other arrangements. ### Kindly indicate to us as soon as possible, your purpose and the present condition of your plan." Very truly yours, W.J. Jenks [Marginalia: "Ans 5/6/88"]




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