[LB063202], Letter from William Edgar Gilmore to John Kruesi, July 1st, 1898


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[LB063202], Letter from William Edgar Gilmore to John Kruesi, July 1st, 1898





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


July 1, 1898.
John Kruesi, Esq.,
c/o General Electric Co.,
Schenectady, N.Y.
My dear Kruesi:
In Mr. Edison’s absence I desire to acknowledge your letter of June 6th, advising the shipment of one of the “Z” dynamos originally installed on the S.S. “Columbia” in 1878 or 1879. The machine had come in and is now at the Laboratory. Mr. Edison has been away to the mines almost continuously for the past two months and in consequence his mail has naturally suffered, as he has had no time whatever to give to it. Your letter should have been acknowledged before, but I truly discovered the other day that it was here and gave criers that it be sent down to me here at the Works so that I could at least acknowledge it. There is no doubt that Mr. Edison will utilize the machine in such a way that it will always be remembered as one of the earliest types gotten out at Goerck Street, but as to what disposition he is going to make of it not say at the moment. I think it can be placed somewhere in [illegible] and there remain as a standing memento.
Trusting that you will accept his apologies not having acknowledged this before, and assuring you that it was due to no oversight on his part but to pressure other business, and with kind regards, believe me,
Yours very truly,
W.E. Gilmore
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