[D8933ABN1], Letter from Eugene Crowell to Thomas Alva Edison, October 14th, 1889


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[D8933ABN1], Letter from Eugene Crowell to Thomas Alva Edison, October 14th, 1889

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Dear Mr. Edison##I find that the public from reading the reporters interviews with you in respect to the last victim of the arc light currents have received the idea that your system is equally dangerous with the others and after careful reading the reports myself I must say they are well adapted to convey this idea. I can only account for this by supposing that the reports have suppressed what you have said in relation to your own system and if so I think it is a duty you owe yourself to act the public sight on this question. It is also unfortunate for the stockholders in your companies as the latter too become objects of suspicion and the Companies in consequence suffer.##A communication from you to the principal newspaper in New York & Brooklyn correcting this false impression would greatly benefit our companies and give them the supremacy and boom the stocks. There never has been such a grand occasion to seize upon for this purpose as this very event and you will greatly please the many stockholders in your companies if you will early inform the public of the entire harmlessness of the currents used at our stations in all the large cities.##With great esteem yours sincere friend##Eugene Crowell




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