[LB025145], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to New York Herald, August 29th, 1888

Item

Abstract

formal reply for which TAE wrote marginalia on D8805AFL: I have had the honor of being selected by your valuable journal to reply to a letter from one of your correspondents who desired to know where all the electric power comes from that run our modern electic lights and who asks further if man is drawing his suppky from some great resource.### You can very easily obtain the information of requested by sending one of reporters down stairs in your electric light department to interview the coal piles. The sun shining several thousand years ago on rank vegetation stored up the energy which now illuminates the home of the New York Herald.###As to the gentlemans second queston I believe that the greatest electric reservoir in this county is largely a private affair around by the Reading Rail Road.

Recipient

Date

1888-08-29

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB025145

Folder Set

LB025

Title

[LB025145], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to New York Herald, August 29th, 1888

Microfilm ID

138:262

Publisher

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