[D8941AAA], Letter from William T Mottram to Thomas Alva Edison, January 13th, 1889


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[D8941AAA], Letter from William T Mottram to Thomas Alva Edison, January 13th, 1889

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Dear Sir, I have come to New York from Texas to meet an English capitalist with a view to forming a company to exploit the Edison system in Mexico. As I am almost a stranger to the gentlemen it would be of greater value to me to have from you some recognition of the seven years' work. I have done in the Edison System, over your own signature. You will probably remember that I have had the good fortune to be a chamption of the direct system, having come in contact with the alternating system from the beginning in Europe, and later at New Orleans.##I shall highly appreciate it, if you can give me a personal endorsement as an electrical engineer, as I desire to use the same as an evidential, your name being so well known. My man leaves early Wednesday morning for London, and I would like, if possible, to have your letter in time to hand to him on Tuesday, the 15th inst. Yours faithfully Mr. W.T Mottram <TAE marginalia: Tell Motram get the letter from Vail & I will inclose it]>





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