[D8845AAD], Letter from Archibald Young to Thomas Alva Edison, February 15th, 1888

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Abstract

"British Capitalists would purchase an excellent Iron Ore best ear theirs [unclear] if they could be shown that smelting could be caried on profitably, but there is no wood near, and [unclear] coal costs too much. If however it is here that electricity can be ready and [unclear] used to smelt with [unclear] to certain for see have a good meter power [unclear] 1/2 miles. I therefore desire to know what is the present state of [unclear] as a Electrical Smeltings; and if it has not yet [unclear]a practical stage, what you [unclear] of the profitability of it reaching such a stage in the near future. We would like to commence in about three months. ### I apply to you because as a boy and young man I tried in service and was [unclear] as your father. For that old acquantaince sake I have watched you over distinguished career with satisifaction." Yours truly, Archibald Young [Marginalia: "Can't do it at present as Carbon is required to take care of the oxide in the Iron." E]

Date

1888-02-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8845AAD

Folder Set

D8845

Title

[D8845AAD], Letter from Archibald Young to Thomas Alva Edison, February 15th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:871

Publisher

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

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