[D8831AAU], Letter from Morris Slattery to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888


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[D8831AAU], Letter from Morris Slattery to Thomas Alva Edison, April 17th, 1888

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"As the result of many conversations, at my suggestion, Mr. Alexander, of this city, mails you this day a letter which, perhaps, may be of some interest to you. He is a hardware merchant here, has considerable means and is, in every way, a very respectable man. ### To-day a man from your offices in England is gathering details for the wiring, etc, of this Hotel, a contract for a Plant for which, I sent to your office[unclear. It calls for 375 lights, but 100 more have since been added. During the ensuing year the entire building, presumably, will be included. It is a grand stroke and will give your business in the South an emphatic impulse of prosperity. Knowing how much your time is occupied, I have refrained from troubling you with correspondence, but have tried to write fully on all matters, in my letters to your Company. I now in day light, and am certain of good results in the near future. Together with other contracts, I am quite hopeful of securing the entire lighting of the U.S. Military Post now in process [unclear] here and which Capt Jacobs, in charge, tells me is to be the largest in the U.S. The map for which I forward to your N.Y. office today. There are many things I would like tospeak of but knowing some of the demands upon your valuable time once only add that I will be pleased to write you regularly, if you will kindly permit me to do so and well read my letters and criticise my work." Your ob't s'v't, Morris Slattery "Shall get in good work here despite everything. S. Over Sometime I will tell you how I got the Kimball away from the Westinghouse the Thomson Houston and others. The T-H. Company was [unclear] S." [Marginalia: "File E"]




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