[D8854AAK], Letter from P K Pattison to Thomas Alva Edison, September 6th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"Months ago you wrote me a letter which lead me to think that some time you would loan me a loud-speaking telephone for the purpose of giving a lecture upon the 'Evolution of the Telephone.' ### I wish to make an 'honest dollar' by so doing, and get a better knowledge of this wonderful instrument. I have written you several times since my first letter, but you have deferred action, on the ground that you had no instrument in the laboratory. There needs to be no hesitation on account of the Bell Tel. Co. I have the permission of the Co. to use any telephone instrument for experimental purposes. I hope to [unclear], not only a favorable reply, but better just the instrument itself. I am a responsible party, and will give what ever form of guarantee you may wish." TAE marginalia: "I have an old plig instrument you can have." E]

Author

Date

1888-09-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8854AAK

Folder Set

D8854

Title

[D8854AAK], Letter from P K Pattison to Thomas Alva Edison, September 6th, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:963

Publisher

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