[D8845ADQ], Letter from William Preston Hix to Thomas Alva Edison, September 17th, 1888


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[D8845ADQ], Letter from William Preston Hix to Thomas Alva Edison, September 17th, 1888

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"When I told you I had seen Mr. Clark I was mistaken. I asked for Mr. Clark at the office and the Janitor pointed out a man who I find to day is Mr. Clark's assistant. My friend Col. Jamison went with me to day to call on Mr. Clark and I find him fully posted about iron ores. He says he knows about your machine but I think he does not. He is using the Conklin machine and think it will take out more phosphorous than yours. He will come over with me some day next week and see you and your system. JR says he wants to be convinced that your machine is practical and he will get me all the money I want to [unclear] the business as there is a great deal of money in a practical machine Bery L. Clark represents [unclear]. He is President of the D.L. +M RR the [unclear] and the Lord knows what else in the is a good man if we can get him. He says he has large mines in New Jersey. ### I will see him about Friday next and arrange a meeting. I have a letter from Col. Jamison of Philadelphia as knowing me to come over there, that he thought I might organize a Company there. I shall go there this week and not wait on Clark as he may fizzle out." Yours truly, Wm Preston Hix






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