[D8914AAJ], Letter from S S Bogart to Thomas Alva Edison, April 26th, 1889


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[D8914AAJ], Letter from S S Bogart to Thomas Alva Edison, April 26th, 1889

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Personal. Mr Thomas A. Edison Old friend. Since October 15th 1887 when the Road O went in the soup General Exckert and followers have been gunning for me. General Manaager Layng writes "Vice President Eckert of the Western Union Telegraph Company has notified me that they will not reorganize the present Superintendent of Telegraph as a Joint office afer May first. The situation is such that we must recognize this notice or have an open rupture with the Telegraph Company, and it becomes my duty to inform you that your resignation to take effect May 1st prox will be accepted."##General Superintendent Bradley adds "with high regard for you as an officer with whom I have been closely associated since 1884. You have my best wishes"##Now tom I own a home at S[Schraalenburge?] N.J. 12 miles from New York on this Road. My savings are all invested there we have five children from 18 years down. As this is the fist time I have had to hustle I am somewhat awkward about how to proceed. Can you ormy old friend E H Johnson find me something to do. I have never learned to drink or gamble and believe I could stand any kind of work. [According to letterhead Bogard was Supt. Of Telegraph and Signals for the West Shore RR] [TAE marg: Bogart Go & see Chinnock 65 5th Ave. Think he can do something for you E]








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