[D8936ABB], Letter from Edwin Ruthven Weeks, Edison Electric Light and Power Co (Kansas City) to William Preston Hix, Edison Electric Light Co, December 16th, 1889

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[Enclosure] Edison Electric Light and Power Company Kansas City, Dec. 16, 1889, Dictated, Mr. W. Preston Hix, Eidons General Electric Co., #44 Wall St., New York City.##My dear Mr. Hix: Mr. Coates has just called to get my suggestions as to special work for menus during the four days of the convention and I have suggested that he make up his designs for the menus for the four days of very light portraits together with illustrations of the most important work of Edison, Sprague, Rowland and Thomson. Take for instance the Edison day. Let Edison's shadow portrait appear on the menus for the three meals accompanied for the first meal, by illustrations of his Telegraphic and Telephonic work; for the second meal, by illustrations of work in Acoustics; and lastly by illustrations in Electric Lighting. I suggested that he make the dishes bear prefixes and suffixes of a technical nature appropriate to the theme of the meal.##Mr. Coates is very anxious to get out something entirely new, elegant and appropriate, and does not object to a considerable expense for this purpose. In case you think that Mr. Edison would not be displeased by such publicity, I shall depend upon you to furnish photograph and cuts as soon as we are certain of the phonograph discussion. I hope that you have succeded in regard to the phonograph discussion as its importance to the Edison interests becomes daily more apparent. Mr. Edward H. Allen, who you will remember is president of the Board of Trade, to-day spoke of it as of the deepest interest and as certain to attract wide attention.##Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience, I remain Yours very truly [name mentions: Edison Electric Light & Power Co, Mr. Coates, Edward H. Allen, Sprague, Rowland, Thos Edison]

Date

1889-12-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8936ABB

Folder Set

D8936

Title

[D8936ABB], Letter from Edwin Ruthven Weeks, Edison Electric Light and Power Co (Kansas City) to William Preston Hix, Edison Electric Light Co, December 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

126:339

Publisher

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