[LB034246], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Seth Low, November 25th, 1889


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[LB034246], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Seth Low, November 25th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Mr. Edison asked me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter under date 22nd instant. He is much interested in the success of the Electrical School at Columbia College, and would be very glad to accommodate you in the manner which you suggest, but at present he cannot see his way clear to do so. The apparatus which comprised the Edison exhibit at the Paris Exhibition of this year has not yet been returned from France and as it is Mr. Edison's intention to make a large display at the proposed American Exposition of 1892, it is necessary for him to keep this apparatus together. The display made at the late Paris Exposition is the most complete exhibit of Mr. Edison's inventions that has ever been made, and is the result of a great deal of labor and expense, the apparatus alone having cost upwards of sixty thousand dollars. Some of the instruments included in this collection could not be duplicated, and you will readily understand Mr. Edison's aversion to permitting any portion of it to pass out of his control. Yours very truly, AO Tate





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