[LB016227], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., May 3rd, 1883

Item

Abstract

I enclose you herewith statement of probable Running expenses & of profits on the several estimates already sent you. As soon as I have copies printed I will send you a number of them.##If you desire it we can reduce the amount of the item for underground conductors by only putting down enough conductors to carry 1600 or 3200 lights (according to which Plant you may elect to install & leave the remainder of the conductors to be put in when you desire to extend the business. I hope to send you some information on this subject either tomorrow or next day##I understand from Mr Borden that you are contemplating wiring the houses at Brockton free of charge to the Consumers I think this is entirely the wrong course to pursue. A Gas Company does not do House Piping free of charge to the Consumers & I see no reason why we should. I trust that you will give up any such idea as I feel confident that you can get the customers to do the work##I enclose you Copy of Balance Sheet of the Waltham Gas Co from which you will see that a Gas Plant for a Town of 11700 inhabitants

Mentions

Date

1883-05-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB016227

Folder Set

LB016

Title

[LB016227], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., May 3rd, 1883

Microfilm ID

82:363

Publisher

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