[MU038], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, December 7th, 1879


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[MU038], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Elijah Wood Upton, December 7th, 1879

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Yesterday I was busy all day writing my article for Scribner's Monthly, it is gainst any rule to work Sunday but the work seemed to be thrust upon me. The light is still prosperous. I have had six burners in my house during the past week and illuminated my parlor for the benefit of a party of visitors from New York. The exhibition was a success. Mr. Edison's and my house were the only ones illuminated. I brought the first light out of the laboraotry to show Mrs. Perry how good a light we had, which could be of use in a private house. She was very much pleased with it. There will be a great sensation when the light is made known to the world for it does so much more than anyone expectes can be done. Though there is no ready money as yet still I feel that I have done remarkably well even if I should leave at this moment and go elsewhere. When I think of my five per cent of England and the Continent if he holds to hisagreement. I do not know if I can go home at Christmas time, but shall try to get off for a few days. Then I will tell you all aobut the electric light.
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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