[MU010], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, March 30th, 1879


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[MU010], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, March 30th, 1879

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The prospects here are about the same as they have been for many weeks. Mr. Edison has arranged during the last week or two to show his light as he has it now. It has made a very good impression on those who are chiefly interested in its success. There is no doubt but that he can have money enough to carry on his experiments if he nees more, from many sources. I know so many troubles ahead since I see how the lamp works experimentaly that I do not expect as much for a long time to come. I am perfectly contented as matters are now. I keep making progress in my profession and acquainting myself more and more with teh science of electricity. There is no need of taking any thought or worrying as to the future since I cannot alter it. I have made up my mind to stay here as long as I can and take my chances at whatever may turn up. I know I can make a living in various ways, so I feel that my fortune is in good enough hands if I leave it to itself without much thought. [family stuff follows, including his inquiries regarding a house near the lab to settle in after his marriage]





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