[MU028], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, August 24th, 1879


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[MU028], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, August 24th, 1879

Editor's Notes

This week Tuesday I am going to Saratoga to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Barker who is president of the association for this year was here the other evening and invited me to read a paper on the tests I have made on the new machine of mr. Eidson's, which I am going to do. I shall go in company with Messrs. Edison and Batchelor taking the steamer Tuesday night up the Hudson. This will be a fine chance for me to see the various scientific men ofhte country. I had a fine sail by day light through the Sound and arrived in New York about two of the afternoon after I started. I went up on the paddle box as the boat came into the harbor of New York and had a good view of New York. I found the works as I left it, as Edison had been to New YOrk while I was away to introduce his new telephone. Tomorrow I make a set of tests to publish before the Saratoga meeting. I have just had the pleasure of seeing my name to a communicaiton to an English Engineering journal criticising an Englishman's test of an electrical machine, and reading his answer to the same. If I had a copy of the paper I would send it to you, getting a little reputation you see.





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