[LB007326], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Porges, January 23rd, 1882


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[LB007326], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Porges, January 23rd, 1882

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I have received your several letters, and also a list of subscribers to the several Companies now forming in Pris to exploit my system of lighting in Europe, for all of which I am extremely obliged to you.##I must apologize for not acknowledging their receipt earlier, but my time has been so fully occupied, having been working for some time past night as well as day that my opportunities for attending to correspondence have been very slight.##I will not trouble you by referring to the various questions connected with the contracts, about which you wrote me as I understand all these various matters have received attention.##As to your enquiries regarding the use of gas engines in connection with our Electric generators I would remark that up to the present time I have been unable to find a gas-engine suitable for us to depend on as a source of power, or one which produces any considerable power with sufficient economy##I have heard from Mr. Fabbri and Mr Lowery and many others that which has caused me greatly to congratulate myself that the development of my Electric Lighting system on the contenent of Europe will be very largely under your control##I read with extreme pleasure your speech at the meeting of your Bank, in which you referred so kindly to me and my work; and while expressing my gratification at the connection thus happily commenced allows me to say that I trust it will be a close and long one and equally advantageous to all concerned





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