[MU016], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, June 1st, 1879


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[MU016], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, June 1st, 1879

Editor's Notes

This week has not been very eventful to me. I have fallen in wiht my regular work once more, and the time will go rapidly. There is nothing like interesting work for hurrying away the weeks. I found om my return that quite an amount of work is done here in a week and that affairs go on at quite a rapid rate. The electric light is at present waiting for the London telephones to be put away. There is afine chance for a young man to gain a living. Mr. Edison is ont he lookout for a man and cannot find one who suits who will go. The salary is $6,000 a year or perhaps more, a good business man who understands a little about electricity, and who has a record of having managed something well, is what they require. There are very few who will leave this country for England to take charge of an enterprise which must be of necessity somewhat risky being entirely new and almost untried. [ends with discussion of house hunting and dates for marriage]





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