[D8830AAZ], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, June 16th, 1888


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[D8830AAZ], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, June 16th, 1888

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"At the time the new book of instructions for operating the meter department was being prepared, the Standardizing Bureau informed us that you agreed, on behalf of the Laboratory, to prepare and keepin stock the zinc sulphate solution of standard quality, to be supplied in our central stations on their order. ### In accordance with this arrangement which we understood would be carried out, we inserted a note on the proper page of the meter book directing local companies to order their zinc sulphate solution from you. ### These orders have been sent in by several different companies, and all of the requisitions thus far have either been returned to the local companies, or have been referred to this office. ### We presume that this matter has not been brought to your personal attnetion, otherwise we feel assured that the arrangements made would have been carried out. ### We therefore ask you, if it will not be convenient for you to have prepared at once in your Laboratory some of the standard zinc sulphate solution in order that the companies in need of this solution may have their requisitions filled from your Laboratory. ### If you feel that the Laboratory cannot prepare this solution and have it ready, will you kindly offer some suggestion that we may carry out the intent of the instructiosn contained in the meter book? ### Your prompt response is particularly requested." Yours truly, J.H. Vail





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