[D8840AAN], Letter from Robert Hammond to Thomas Alva Edison, September 13th, 1888


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[D8840AAN], Letter from Robert Hammond to Thomas Alva Edison, September 13th, 1888

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"You may remember that I had the pleasure of making your acquaintance some five years ago when I was passing through New York and when I was able for an to afford you some amusement by the description of the methods in which certain Brush Electric Light Companies were formed on this side. ### The result of my visit to the States then was that I took a large interest in a Ranch in Nevada and having now some $300000 locked up there I again paid it a visit this year. ### In passing through New York I hoped to have had the pleasure of renewing my pleasant acquaintence with you but in case you might have forgotten me I armed myself with a letter of introduction from Messrs. Drexel Morgan & Co. On my return from the West however I ran up to Boston to see a brother of the superintendent of our Ranch and got so absorbed in business with him that I only returned to New York just in time to get on board the SS "Servia" brining my letter of introduction back with me in my pokcet. I hope however at an early date to cross again and instead of leaving you to the last I will certainly make my first call upon you. I however visited American more in my capacity as a Ranchman than an Electrical Engineer and this must be my excuse to you for not availing myself of the opportunity of having a talk with you. ### There is a very much improved feeling here with regard to Electric Lighting and apparently capitalists are willing to embark in schemes of house-to-house lighting. ### I have formed a House-to-House Electric Light Supply Company and am laying down a sample station in a large residential district in London, and I have pleasere in forwarding you by Book Post a copy of our little book on the present position and prospects of Electric Lighting. ### If you find anything of interest in it I shall be very glad to hear from you and to give you any further information you may require.




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