[D8831ABL], Letter from C Wessolowsy to Thomas Alva Edison, July 24th, 1888



"But a few days ago, on behalf of the "Albany Edison Illuminating Co. I contracted with your Mr. Slatery for a plant of 2 dynamos 450 c/o each [unclear] a copy of which perhaps has come to your notice. ### As father of the modern thought of Electricity, and its improvements, it is certainly due to you that I may say that your light has been preferred by our citizens, not alone for its [unclear] simple city & brilliancy, but also that we may be instrumental in bestowing something upon you for your continual work in the field of electricity and giving it your undivided time and deep thought--many here have competed for the plant as this place seems to be the Key to our section of the country [unclear] Georgia, and one [unclear] his officer $9000.00 to obtain the franchise for a few years, but your [unclear] and modest agent Mr. Slattery with his thoughtful utterings and plain statements, [unclear] as all that Edison's light is the one, that [unclear] shone brightly int eh city of Albany, I must not tell you how well he succeeds on all now feel [unclear] that we will have your light. ### I hope that I am not intruding upon your valuable time in asking you to peruse this, and will many wishes for your long life and continued usefulness. I have the honor to be" Yours very truly, C. Wessolowsy [TAE marginalia: "Tate--Write him a nice letter and Compliment Slattery" ]









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[D8831ABL], Letter from C Wessolowsy to Thomas Alva Edison, July 24th, 1888

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