[LB027767], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Petit Trowbridge, Columbia College. School of Mines, January 16th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"I was very much pleased to learn that the Trustees of Columbia College had, at last, decided to establish a Department of Electrical Engineering, and I would like to show my appreciation of this movement in some practical manner. It has occurred to me that perhaps the best way in which I could do this, would be to establish a Scholarship, to be awarded to the student attaining the highest record in some branch of electrical engineering as designated by myself. I am entirely unfamiliar with the manner in which those Scholarships are established, and am, therefore, unable to give the subject intelligent consideration. If you will be good enough to explain it fully to me, I will consider it further, and communicate with you again." Yours very truly, [signed] TAE

Date

1889-01-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB027767

Folder Set

LB027

Title

[LB027767], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to William Petit Trowbridge, Columbia College. School of Mines, January 16th, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:720

Publisher

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

Timestamp

January 16, 1889