[D8933ABN], Letter from Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke, New York Journal to Thomas Alva Edison, October 11th, 1889

Item

Abstract

Editorial Rooms of the Morning Journal, New York, Oct 4 1889####My Dear Edison####The horrible killing of the lineman today at the orner of Chambers & Centre Streets which I saw myself has created a profound [-----tion], and brings to a fous the public feeling against the "live" wires.####It will make what you have to say on this matter most opportune and I shall send out a man to you in the morning to get it. You can either dictate it to him or do it through your own stenographer whatever way will ost you least trouble.####Believe me, yours faithfully####J.I.C Clarke####The public wants a strong word from a strong man. THE points you made about all the insulations being insufficient, and the fact that the companies ould lower the voltage by using copper wire (am I right?) and the extreme limit of voltage that should be allowed are all capital. [name mentions: Thos Edison, New York Journal, Joseph Clarke]

Date

1889-10-11

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8933ABN

Folder Set

D8933

Title

[D8933ABN], Letter from Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke, New York Journal to Thomas Alva Edison, October 11th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:84

Publisher

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