[D8907AAK], Letter from R G Du Bois to Thomas Alva Edison, February 21st, 1889

Item

Abstract

I have been requested by the publishers of "Youth's Companion" to prepare an article upon "Boy Inventors," and you would confer a great favor upon the author by stating how old you were when you first commenced inventing, when your first application for a patent was filed, and what the invention was.##It is the purpose of the author to prepare an article wich will encourage our American youth to exercise their ingenuity in the various modern arts and sciences, and in order to do this we wish to cite as examples, those young men who have become famous as successful inventors.##A similar request has been made to Alexander Graham Bell, George Westinghouse, and others, and it is hoped that you will kindly respond.##You probably know that the Youth's Companion has a circulation of 250,000 weekly.

Author

Date

1889-02-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8907AAK

Folder Set

D8907

Title

[D8907AAK], Letter from R G Du Bois to Thomas Alva Edison, February 21st, 1889

Microfilm ID

125:587

Publisher

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

Timestamp

February 21, 1889