[D8952ABN], Letter from Archibald Blue to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889


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[D8952ABN], Letter from Archibald Blue to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889

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I am secretary of a commission appointed by the government of Ontario to enquire into and report upon the Mineral Resources of Ontario and the best means for their development. ## Last week, while visiting the mines of the Canadian Copper Co. of Sudbury, I met Messrs. Ritchie and Cornell of Akron, Ohio, who informed me that at their instance you had recently undertaken experiments for the desulphuring of magnetic iron ores, the result of which was the discovery by you of a complete and economic process. Both gentlement have strongly advised me to visit your laboratory with a view of getting information respecting your process for the Commission's report, and Mr. Ritchie has kindly given me a letter to you.## I shall probably attend the annual convention of the Chiefs of Bureaus of Labor Statistics to be held at Hartford, Conn., at the end of the present month, and if so I could arrange to call upon you in the early days of July. I shall be greatly obliged by your letting me know by return mail if this would be acceptable to you, and if I could hope to procure information on the subject of value to our report, as I do not know how far you may feel disposed to go in making public the results of your experiments. An economic process for desulphurising iron ores would be of immense importance in the development of the iron industry in this Province, as most of our magnetic ores are more or less sulphurous, and for this reason I venture to address you on the subject.




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