[D8952ACL], Letter from James Alexander Grant to Thomas Alva Edison, December 24th, 1889


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[D8952ACL], Letter from James Alexander Grant to Thomas Alva Edison, December 24th, 1889

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Private Dear Sir-- Having recently learned through the Scientific Journals that you were interested in "Magnetic Iron," I thought well to drop you this private note. While on a recent trip with the Governor General, Lord Stanley, in the NorthWest, I made out an immense deposit of "Magnetic Hematitte" which in analysis has no sulbure, prosphorous or Titanium and fully 68 per cent Iron. I know of no such deposit today anywhere. It is 30 miles from the C.P.R.R. through a local country and only a short distance from Navigaton aftewards. I have a map & report, the latter was drawn up from the surface exhibit, there being so far no surface exploration or rather uncovering. It extends over 399 acres in length chiefly and the exposures vary in widgth 30, 50, 40, 60 & even 100 feet. The fact is, the exact magnitude is not yet ascertained, as the outcrops have not been uncovered, except by nature. It appears to be an enormous "Iron ridge" such as has not previously been known in our Country. I have securedt the property--and as the one is magnetic, I would be glad to have your opinion, as to what course would be best to disose of the property. I am keeping the matter quiet to avoid any excitement whatsoever. Knowing the deep interest you take in such developments, and being a Canadian we are proud of in every sense, I have taken the liberty of consulting you on this subject.##Wishing you the compliments of the season. Very truly yours, J. A. Grant




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