[LB028027], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Frank McGowan, January 31st, 1889

Item

Abstract

Writes McGowan expressing surprise that he complained about not receiving letters from TAE and Tate. Gives a number of reasons including that they thought McGowan was on a trip and TAE had nothing to say to him. Ends paragraph by saying that he promises to write more often. ### They received samples of material. TAE has been too busy with the phonograph to test the material but will do so in the next few days. ### Has not sent the requested items because TAE may return home any day and the items would not have arrived. ### Gives "contemporary history" of various items Starts with Electric Light, discusses new corporation "Edison General Electric Company." Says that he thinks the Edison General Electric Company will begin erecting Central Stations with their own money. ### Discusses phonograph and the operation of the phonograph factory. ### Next discusses Paris Exposition. Notes that they are making arrangements to display TAE’s inventions.

Recipient

Date

1889-01-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB028027

Folder Set

LB028

Title

[LB028027], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Frank McGowan, January 31st, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:811

Publisher

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