[LB011200], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to U.S. Treasury Dept. Secretary, February 2nd, 1882

Item

Abstract

There are at the present time in the New York Customs House two packages of Electrical Instruments [for] [NS] City of Chester. These instruments form part of my Exhibit at the [-ate] Paris Electrical Exhibition and I am unable to get them through the Custom House without payment of Duty unless I produce the outward manifest and a certified duty verified by U. S. Consul of the return shipment from France. The latter I have not & I cannot produce the former as my Exhibit was so large & sent forward in so many different shipments that it would be impossible for me to identify the particular shipment of the Instruments in question.##I would therefore claim the kind indulgence of the Department and request a release under the circumstances, of these packages made especially as I am in urgent need of their contents for the purposes of some experiment I am now conducting

Date

1882-02-02

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB011200

Folder Set

LB011

Title

[LB011200], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to U.S. Treasury Dept. Secretary, February 2nd, 1882

Microfilm ID

81:315

Publisher

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

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