[LB039022], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Harris Joseph Ryan, March 22nd, 1890


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[LB039022], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Harris Joseph Ryan, March 22nd, 1890




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


March 22nd 1890
Prof. Harris J. Ryan,
Cosmopolitan Hotel,
New York City
Dear Sir:-
In reply to your letter of 19th instant, asking permission for a party of Cornell students to visit the Laboratory, on the 27th instant. I beg to inform you that I submitted your communication to Mr. Edison, and he regrets very much, that it is impracticable for him to grant your request.
Mr. Edison is conducting a great many experiments here, for different companies, and they, having heard of several parties of visitors to whom had been extended the privilege of inspecting the Laboratory, objected very strongly to this practice being continued, and in deference to their wishes. Mr. Edison decided to exclude all visitors.
There is no Institution, in whose favor Mr. Edison would be more willing to make an exception, then the Cornell University., and he regrets exceedingly, that he cannot see his way clear to grant the permission asked for on behalf of the students now on their annual tour of inspection.
Very truly yours,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary
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