[LB054641], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Eadweard Muybridge, December 19th, 1891


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[LB054641], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Eadweard Muybridge, December 19th, 1891





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


December 19, 1891.
Eadweard Maybridge, Esq.,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Penn’a.
My dear Sir:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your esteemed favor of 16th instant, with accompanying pamphlet. I am pleased to learn that your work on The Science of Animal Locomotion was so well received in Europe and that the importance of the results of your experiments in this field of investigation was appreciated there.
I note what you say relative to undertaking an investigation of the flight of insects, and I am glad to know that you contemplate giving this subject attention; for in my opinion a comprehensive investigation of the movements of the wings of insects would be a great aid in solving the problem of aerial navigation. The information likely to be acquired by such a line of research would also be of the utmost practical value in many other ways. Permit me to say in conclusion that no one could be more competent than yourself to undertake such an investigation and I hope that you will find it possible to do so.
Yours very truly,
Thomas A. Edison
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