[D8905AHW], Letter from George Frederick Barker to Thomas Alva Edison, October 31st, 1889


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[D8905AHW], Letter from George Frederick Barker to Thomas Alva Edison, October 31st, 1889

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My dear Edison: The National Academy of Sciences meets in this city during the second week in November. As you may remember, it was fourteen years ago that you came over here and exhibited to the Academy your electro-motograph. I thought it might be pleasant for Mrs. Edison and yourself to come over for a day & meet some of the members. I have selected Tuesday the 12th of Noember as the best day, because as you will see the inclosed card there is to be a reception given that evening at the Academy of the Fine Arts; and that I think Mrs. Edison would enjoy.##Mr. Draper will stay with us during the meeting, And on Tuesday evening I have asked several of the members of the Academy to meet her at dinner. So I propose if agreeable, that Mrs. Edison and yourself should come over here in the afternoon (if you cannot come earlier) dine with us at half past six and then accompany us to the reception.##I think this arrangement would be agreeable to you both. Moreover I am anxious to have you meet the Academy because I desire to have you made a member as soon as the thing can be brought about.##Please do not say you cannot come. A day off down here among these scientific men will do good both to yourself and them and will greatly gratify me.##Mrs. Barker desires kind rememberances to Mrs. Edison and yourself. Cordially yours, George F. Barker




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