[D8952ABF], Letter from Edward Galbraith Thomas to Thomas Alva Edison, March 15th, 1889


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[D8952ABF], Letter from Edward Galbraith Thomas to Thomas Alva Edison, March 15th, 1889

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"I hear that Wiley has made a failure of the ore milling business in England and that you have recalled him. Now, if you want someone to go over and run the machine successfully, why not send me? You have never seemed to think that any mechanical training or experience was necessary to your experiments on this work, but I felt when Wiley went away that he would not succeed for he hardly knew a countershaft from a crowbar and he was not an extremely hard worker. After designing the machine and working out all the bugs, I think I know as much about it as anyone, and you know whether I am capable or not. I am out here for my health and wish to stay as long as possible, but if you will make me a good offer, I will start for New York by the next steamer via Panama in order to get the benefit of the sea voyage. This will get me into New York about May 1st and I will start across as soon as you say. Now, give me a show at this and I don't think you will regret it. The papers recently stated that you met with an accident on your eyes. I trust it was not serious."





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