[D8943AAY], Letter from John C Henderson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 10th, 1889


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[D8943AAY], Letter from John C Henderson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 10th, 1889

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New York, December 10th. 1889 .A. Edison, Esq. Orange, N.J Dear Sir:-- Along with this I mail you two blue prints of the "Occhre Point" District of Newport, copy of letter from Mr. Whipple in answer to mine, also copy of my letter to him.##It was a vvery diffiult matter to get at the measurements of the different houses from side walks, etc. as the owners all being away permission to enter the grounds was absolutely refused in almost every instance. Our canvassers however with Mr. Whipple's aid and insurance maps, were able to get at distances, and also the number of gas jets contained in each dwelling, quite a large number of the buildings having already been wired by Mr. Whipple in anticipation of the lighting.##The soil all over this district is easily excavated being of a gravelly and sandy nature.##The streets and side-walks are all macadamized, and are separated by a granite curbing.##Medium size trees are planted along the streets, at about 20 feet apart. There are no poles in the district, nor will any be allowed under any consideration under City Ordinance.####I also send list of the number of lights corresponding to the number of dwelling houses. The lights for stables, lodges, &c. are included in the houses, and equal for stables about 10 lights, and for lodges about 5.##Green Houses are marked thus [art]##Stables and Lodges thus [art]##The four buildings marked "49", are a group of similar cottages, each with 25 lights.##Trusting that this will be all the information necessary, I remain, Yours very obediently, J.C Henderson, Acting Engineer-in-Chief




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