[LB016291], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Henry Villard, May 7th, 1883


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[LB016291], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Henry Villard, May 7th, 1883

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I have noticed that the Evening Post has been very careful to publish of late anything derogatory to our system of electric lighting, the latest item being on April the 28th. when the published the enclosed paragraph from the London Truth. It happens that the London Truth is entirely in error, that the system in use in the House of Commons at the date mentioned was the Swan Light which was ordered out in consequence of such failures as spoken of and since then our light has been installed in several of the rooms of the House of Commons and our information is that there has not been a single failure on the part of our lights since they were first started.##Cannot you do me the very great favor to take steps to prevent the Post from publishing such items as they must certainly cause us considerable injury. If the managers of the Post would take the trouble to make inquiries I am sure they would find that we give general satisfaction wherever we install plants.##If the Post would take the trouble to publish all the items they get in our favor as well as all they get against us I am sure we would be perfectly satisfied. Apologizing for troubling you in this matter, believe me,





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