[D8938ABG], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, July 23rd, 1889


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[D8938ABG], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, July 23rd, 1889

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Mr. Villard sent for me & had a long verbal interview with one today & while he was very courteous said nothing looking toward a change in the present disrupted condition of the engineering department & so the interview was closed by my saying that I would leave the whole matter in the hands of Mr. edison & himself abide by your decision with a strong [preference?] for leaving on my part. " To Mr. Villard's suggestion that under these conditions I would neglect my work I answered--"I can always do my duty"####Mr. Villard also mentioned that I am assured of having "the big head" I may be pardoned for saying, with regret, that I feel that nature has not so endowed me as to make me hope to rival the achievements of an edison or Villard but that I have not as yet met anyone else connected with the Eidson system concerning whom I should feel called upon to make a similar admission.####I am most truly yours,####Wm. D. Marks####[name mentions: William Marks, Thos Edison, Samuel Insull, Henry Villard]





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