[LB007648], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, July 3rd, 1882


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[LB007648], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, July 3rd, 1882

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Brackett & Young. Enclosed herewith copies of letters sent to Professors Brackett & Young The letters I have received on this subject must be in your office either in the Statistical Bureau or in the Accounting Dept as [usually] the gratest care is taken in the filing of all my papers & [work] one of these letters are on my files. Insull says that at the time the correspondence referred to took place he used to send all letters addressed to me personally but referring to Light Co business to the Statistical Bureau.##[Gulchen] Lamp. I return you herewith the papers. As to the lamp we have no use for it.##Clarkes Estimate for Ladd. I think the estimate is all right but I think $200 or to be safe $[800] should be added to cost of each K Dynamo for fine wire and [cable] insulation for high electromotive force I notice that Ladd in his letters remarks "I presume a metalic circuit will be necessary" owing to inability to get a good ground I think you should tell Mr Ladd that we never use anything but a metalic circuit and that we disapprove altogether of the use of the ground as a return.##Science. My understanding is that "Science" is non est. It expired some time back. You might find out if this is correct. Anyway keep Michels on the string & meantime Insull will settle with him a dispute personal account of mine with Michels on his (mr) own terms to make him feel good. I do not intend paying him a cent but "circumstances alter cases"##I return you your letters & enclosures to michels with a few comments




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