[D8839ABS], Letter from E T Barberie to Thomas Alva Edison, August 14th, 1888


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[D8839ABS], Letter from E T Barberie to Thomas Alva Edison, August 14th, 1888

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"I enclose you a letter of introduction from E.S. Greeley and Co. which I regret that I am just now unable to present in person. ### I called at your laboratory some two months ago but unfortunately you had left for home. As your time is, I know, very valuable I shall state what I wish to say as briefly as possible. I expect to go to China some time before the end of the year to take charge of some projected electrical works, part of which will no doubt be the installation of [unclear] plants, a branch of the profession in which I am, I regret to say, not as well up as I would like to be. ### Having spent all last summer in China I found there was a good field in many of the treaty ports for the establishment of incandescent light plants--and I am trying to induce the people with whom I have been anointed, to look into the matter. ### With this end in view I should like to have an opportunity of familiarizing myself during the next few months, with your system, and I should feel very grateful if you could offer me a position as assistant in some capacity in any of your central stations in New York. An early reply will very greatly oblige." Yours very truly, E.T. Barberie [Marginalia: "Tate--Better steer this man into seeing Frazer & Co so they can pump him. -E." "Personal" "Ans Aug 17/88" "Ans Aug 31/88"]







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