[D8845AAL], Letter from Himan D Walbridge to William Preston Hix, March 20th, 1888


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[D8845AAL], Letter from Himan D Walbridge to William Preston Hix, March 20th, 1888

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"Mr. Hovey [unclear] of the Dawn gold Mine near Charlotte N.C. sends me a lip clipped form newspaper that refers to a process which can handle the sulphurate of the [unclear] and more. Mr. Edison intends to buy gold ores and treat them in Orange n.J. If such a process as mentioned can handle the southern ores it would seem, wire, to put the process in the heart of the Souther fold field--say Charlotte--Meeklinburg Co., N.C. has a mint and before th eCalifornia gold discoveries was esteemed the best gold field in the South--in fact the United States. As you are aware Charlotte ore the prominent railroad centres in the South and transporter [unclear] from neighboring states, reasonable. The gest[?] want of the South, in the matter of developing her gold mines is some process to heat the sulphants near the mines and secure to the mine owners a fair compensation for their ore and labor expended. ### I regard the Dawn gold mine, equal to any mine, in Mecklenburg in fact the South. Also have the others in same county undeveloped. The Dawn has 1000 tons on the [unclear] a good to Stamp Mill in perfect order, a five foot vein gold ore. WE want a process or some one to buy our mine. Pleased to hear from you as to the new process, and whether a[unclear] any way. We can be mutually benefitted." Yours very truly, Himan D. Walbridge TAE marg:: "Tate Write and ask for sample of gold sulphurets and also state that after we get more information regarding Southern mines shall probably errect a mill there and purchase pure auriferous sulphurets."




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