[LBCD5098], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to James Harris, January 25th, 1884

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[LBCD5098], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to James Harris, January 25th, 1884

Editor's Notes

"Personal." TAE ALS. "The whole of your troubles comes from being 'too quick' while it may seem curious to you our experinece has shown that it is better for many reaons not to wire a single place before the station is ready. In every instance where local people wanted to push ahead, so many mistakes were made and so much extra expense occurred that the little gain in receipts at first was nothing as compared to the loss; this business is to run for *many years*; and no mistake should be made to save a month or so; It is things feverish hast that disarrange our methods of procedure and makes one think that we have a poor system we are not prepared for it because we do not believe in the method." xxx consider for selection and use for annotation dh 11oct06 xxx

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Date

1884-01-25

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LBCD5098

Folder Set

LBCD5-F

Microfilm ID

85:755

Publisher

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