[D8852AAC], Letter from Unknown to Thomas Alva Edison, January 8th, 1888


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[D8852AAC], Letter from Unknown to Thomas Alva Edison, January 8th, 1888

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"I write to remind you of your promise, made to me on Saturday evening, to send me an autograph letter stating that the Continental Morse telegraph Alphabet is the only practicable basis for Visual and aural signalling, by day and by night, in fogs and in clear weather. Also that all your projected and impending inventions are to be utilized by the various modifications of dots and dashes, such as long and short whistles, long and short flashes of lights, contrasts of colors, or direction of motions. You seem to be sufficiently convinced of the exclusive practicability of the scheme to make your letter emphatic, and I hope you will do. ### My programme is to give the Committee on signals of the Maritime Exchange a practical illustration of the univeral applicability of the Morse Code for purposes of long distance singalling in all kinds of weather. Later, I shall give an exhibition before the whole exchange. By that time, I hope to take obtained sufficient proficiency by practical to deliver a lecure in Chickering Hall on that subject at which I trust you will find it convenient to be present. ### I am seeking five autograph letters, approving my scheme which I propose to have handsomely framed. They are those of ### Thomas A. Edison Cyrus W. Field Andrew Carnegie### Prof. F.A> March of Lafayette College in America, and Preset of the NY Maritime Exchange. My next move will be to appear before the various Maritime Exchanges and Boards of Trade in all seaboard and lake cities in the country, and subsequently [incomplete, documents ends]"






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