[D8831ABK], Letter from Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, July 6th, 1888


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[D8831ABK], Letter from Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, July 6th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"The next semi-annual convention of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies will be held at the Hotel Nantasket, Nantasket Beach, near Boston, mass, on Wednesday, August 8th, 1888. ### The Executive Committee anticipate that there will be very important and interesting business transacted at this meeting. ### New officers are to be elected for the ensuing year, and among the leading subjects for special consideration, it may be mentioned that at the close of our Chicago Convention the following papers were promised for this meeting: ### By Mr. W. J. Jenks--a paper on the details of practical work, illustrated by Stereopticon views. ### By Mr. H. Ward Leonard--a paper on methods of distribution in the three-wire system, effecting a saving in cost of conductors. ### By Mr. John W. Howell--a paper on the progress made in the application of the new lamp and its results. ### By Mr. C.L. Edgar--a paper on some of the important details of electrical work in stations. ### In addition to the above, the discussions on improvements in business management of stations, stree lighting, meter system, and other important details all tending to increase the profits of the companies, are always very valuable and instructive. ### At each one of these Conventions, additional companies have become members, but there remain several who are still out of the fold, and consequently unacquainted with the valuable features of the work of the Association. ### The annual dues, being but $10 per company, are exceedingly reasonable, and as the Association is for the benefit of all companies, either on the cash or stock basis, we hope to welcome many additional new members at our next meeting. ### Please consider the importance of our work, and its value to your company individually, and send to our next Convention some one or more of your Officers or Directors. ### In order that your representative may be properly identified, will you kindly fill out and sign the enclosed credential blank? ### Do not fail to be on hand the first day." Yours very respectfully, The Executive Committee, by J.H. Vail, Secretary




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