[D8831ABP], Letter from George W Coster to Charles Edward Chinnock, August 29th, 1888


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[D8831ABP], Letter from George W Coster to Charles Edward Chinnock, August 29th, 1888

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"We started the first Edison central station at Norfolk last week and it gives great satisfaction and I took great pains to have a first class job. It was in time for the Fair and Grand Army reunion at that town where there are at least 60000 visitors. The Norfolk Light Company had us suspend across the stree the name Edison made with incadescent lights and decorated with flags. ### My idea in writing to you is this: Could you not get Mr. Edison to thank the Norfolk Company for this little attention. If he would send them a letter, it would be copied in every newspaper out here and would certainly help business, besides greatly pleasing the Company. If you think well of this and you do not think it would be to omuch to ask of Mr Edison, I wish you would see if he will acknowledge the compliment, otherwise please do not think that I am looking for too much cheap advertising." Very truly yours, Geo. W. Coster [Marginalia: "Tate Write a letter thanking I will write it over-- E" "Ans 28/11/88"]




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