[D8848AAG], Letter from Marion Board of Trade to Thomas Alva Edison, February 11th, 1888

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Abstract

[written from Marion, IN] "In an interview published in the Chicago Tribune you are reported as stating that you would begin soon the erection of Bloomfield of a factory to manufacture your phonograph. We make bold to suggest that you locate the factory at a point where you can avail yourself of the benefits of natural gas. We are but a small place but ambitious withal, and quite anxious to get manufactories to locate him. Will be pleased to hear from you, should you take kindly to the suggestion. We enclose a circular which will give you a good idea of what we have here." Yours respectfully, Marion Board of Trade Per A.J. Wright [Marginalia: On yesterday a Pennsyvania syndicate purchased 500 acres of land here upon which they propose to locate factories working 2000 men."] [TAE marginalia: "Can't do it. Have to attend the works myself owing to difficulty of manufacturing."]

Date

1888-02-11

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8848AAG

Folder Set

D8848

Title

[D8848AAG], Letter from Marion Board of Trade to Thomas Alva Edison, February 11th, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:287

Publisher

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