[D8905AHB], Letter from Francis Bacon Crocker, Columbia University to Thomas Alva Edison, October 14th, 1889

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Abstract

Dear Sir--When the course in Electrical Engineering was being established here last spring, you very generously offered to found an Electrical Engineering Fellowship in Columbia Collge, to be known by your name. But..the course... had not been definitely settled by the Authorities of the College and therefore it was impossible to formally accept the offer and arrange the matter… The Course has now been regularly established and started this fal at the opening of the College with twelve or fourteen students. More than half of them are already graduates of the School, of Mines in the Civil and Mining Engineering and Chemical Courses and they now come bak to take a two years course in Electrical Engineering, and they make excellent students being already well grounded in Engineering, Mechanics, Chemistry, etc. It is hardly necessary for me to say that any endorsement and encouragement you may see fit to extend to this new course will be fully appreciated by the Authorities and students of the College. Francis B. Crocker Elec. Eng, [Francis B. Crocker Thos Edison Columbia Univeristy Electrical Engineering Fellowship ]

Date

1889-10-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8905AHB

Folder Set

D8905

Title

[D8905AHB], Letter from Francis Bacon Crocker, Columbia University to Thomas Alva Edison, October 14th, 1889

Microfilm ID

125:393

Publisher

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

Timestamp

October 14, 1889