[LB012170], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 26th, 1882


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[LB012170], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 26th, 1882

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Your letter in which you speak so emphatically as to your never leaving America when once you get back has [reached] me but of my idea of going to England. If you are so fearfully anxious to get back then I think it would be foolish for me to go over: In fact I [---] not give the [word] to [proceed] [----] so if I can possibly get out of it by causing the [----] to [---] it will [s---] you may be [---].##My figures in the [----] [domestic] machine are the same as those of John [----] in his [test] at the [H---] Institute with this [exception] that I believe that [all] his [tests] were against the machine##I shall accept your recommendation to have all the Paris exhibits other than those belonging to [the] [----] Light shipped to Menlo park but you [can] [----] this as your authority to [----] and do [the] same as soon as proper time as [arrival]. I am under the impression that I [work] you on [---] to you that you were to have [5]% of the [Oriental] sale. If I did not I certainly intended you should have it & therefore [---] you & Gouraud to that [effect].##I fully understand about [----] [Patent] arrangement. I am to pay for Electric Light just as I would for entirely [----] matters. Have [Hanford] send on his bills & wI will remit for the amount.##I am glad you speak so well of Hammer. The [----] [---ment] and work which [the] [young] man but to [---] at Menlo the advance of all silver spoon business and his intelligence and ambition account for it. I am glad that you are going to get him into a good position and hope you will get him as much salary as possible with a chance of increase.##I send you a little clipping from Sundays Times which will interest you as [---ting] the [----] of the [illegible] lighting swindle##With such men at the head of affairs and [instructed] as you say you have instructed them and with men we can send from here to aid in the construction of dynamos I do not see why you cannot come home. My thoughts do not flow freely today I have been in bed two or three weeks and this is the second day I have been able to get out to business & my thoughts are still very [sketchy] so [------] send the [--ffy] till some other time.##I got great enjoyment from reading your letters as I think it would be just as well for you to stay where you are as when you get back here there will be no letters for me to read!!!




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