[D8933ABW], Letter from Edward Dean Adams to Thomas Alva Edison, October 29th, 1889


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[D8933ABW], Letter from Edward Dean Adams to Thomas Alva Edison, October 29th, 1889

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Dear Sir, These are two projects at Niagara Falls, in addition to the one to which we are now particularly devoting our attention, that have existence on paper.####I send you hereewith the result of my investigations as to the rights and privileges of these two enterprises. My desire has been to know what chances of competition organizations existed. Both are now offered to me. The canadian one I have declined to consider. The American one called the Lewiston project, one having a special charter from the state, can be procured for a nominal consideration. Out of abundant caution, I have taken steps to ascertain exactly what can be done in this direction,####As to the cost of coal at Tonawanda I am assured that steam (soft) coal is selling in Tonawanda at from $220 to $275 per ton. No hard coal is now used there for steam purposes. Soft coal is now almost exclusively used in line of the refuse from the same mills formerly used; which refuse to now found to be more valuable for sale as kindlings, as is, therefore, used for that purposes, being replaced for steam purposes by coal.####Very truly yours####Edward D. Adams, Potter####[Enclosures follow]




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