[D8905ACX], Letter from Edward Perkins Clark to Alfred Ord Tate, April 22nd, 1889


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[D8905ACX], Letter from Edward Perkins Clark to Alfred Ord Tate, April 22nd, 1889

Editor's Notes

Possibly you may have noticed in the newspapers some refernce to "The Welch Memorial Fund" project, described in the enclosed slips; If not, I am sure you will be interested in reading about it. Mr S. b. Eaton is deeply interested in this matter. He promptly made such contribution to the fund as he felt able to give when I presented the matter by letter to him, and recommended that I should present it to Mr. Edison, as I have done in the enclosed letter. He also suggested that, when I wrote to Mr Edison, I should enclose a note to you, calling your special attention to this matter, and asking that you will make sure that the matter is brought to his notice. [TAE marg: "$50"; noted "an Apl 23/89"] Inclosed is a letter to Edison, soliciting money for the children of the late humorist Philip Welch. The fund was started among newspaper men, but they could not raise the $15-20,000 that would be necessary, so Clark began to spread the word to people of more ample means.]





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