[LB029477], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 20th, 1889

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Abstract

"Here is a letter from the Editor of "American Notes and Queries," asking Mr. Edison to suggest a new word which would express the act of executing by electricity. Mr. Edison has made several suggestions, such as ampermort (which suggests death by passage of amperes of current through the body, and dynamort (suggestive of dynamic death), and other words such as electromort (death by electricity). The trouble is that none of us here remember enough latin to inspire confidence in the etymology of these coined words. Mr. Edison would like you to revise them." Yours very truly, A.O. Tate

Date

1889-05-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Subject

Identifier

LB029477

Folder Set

LB029

Title

[LB029477], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 20th, 1889

Microfilm ID

139:184

Publisher

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