[LB008294], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Frederick Barker, June 2nd, 1881


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[LB008294], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Frederick Barker, June 2nd, 1881

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I have your favour of 20th inst. I am sorry you were obliged to leave without seeing me on Saturday. I was engaged on something which at the moment it was entirely impossible for me to leave.##I am absolutely certain that no officer of the Edison Electric Light Co made any such statement as you heard ascribed to him. I presume you must have heard the remark at the United States Company office & if so it was probably made with the sole object of seeing what you would say Anyway the statement that any of our officers made such a [statement] is without foundation If you do not desire to accept the proposition I made you of course I would not press it upon you but as I have already stated to you I do not wish you to do anything for me that is not strictly in accordance with the truth.##Regarding the [np-t-] separator there is a patent of a magnetic separator [assigned] to the Chester [Eavesen]Coy but there is not any reference to allowing the projector in it All I wanted to know was that it has not been previously published as I want to show it at the Paris Exposition.##I had already sent lamps to [Geof] [Geary] when your letter to [A----] I did so at the request of Mr. F. W. Jones of the western Union Tel Co##I am very glad indeed that you like the appearance of our building. I will keep in mind your wish to light your house up before you go to Europe.##I have given [illegible]##I do not think I shall be at Menlo Park Sunday as I think I shall have to go to Lang Island. If I go to Menlo I will telegraph you##Have you received your [wire] all right




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