[LB029363], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to M Vils, May 10th, 1889


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[LB029363], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to M Vils, May 10th, 1889

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"In reply to your letter of 23d ultimo, I beg to say it would give Mr. Edison much pleasure to assist you in the work which you have undertaken, in furnishing you with a biographical sketch of himself, together with historical and descriptive accounts of his inventions, had he the time at his disposal to devote to this work. It is, however, quite impracticable for him to give any attention to anything outside of his experiments, which keep him employed night and day. At the Paris Exposition, the Edison exhibit will embody all of Mr. Edison's inventions, from which a descriptive account could readily be obtained, and you could also obtain from this source an historical account of the same. Mr. Edison asks me to express to you his appreciation of your interest in his work, as indicated in your letter." I beg to remain, yours very truly, A.O. Tate





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