[MU062], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton, Edison Lamp Co to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1883

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Abstract

UPTON WANTS A SALARY. Desire to call your attn to these facts: according to 2 July statement, lamp factory made profit of $24,628 in preceding 6 mos. In 5 mos ending 2 October we've also made money, though only selling $29,383 of lamps but have reduced by $3,485 our liabilities (excluding mortgage and loan from me). Orders now on hand will bring $11,000 from sale of inventory. "Conclusion: I think the Lamp Co should now pay me a salary. It is making money and my pay will come from the profit of the business. I have been here without salary nearly three years......I value my services at $500 month. I am 31 years old and have served you for five years, I know faithfully, with the understanding that you would be liberal when my salary could be taken from the profits of the business."

Date

1883-10-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

MU062

Folder Set

MU06

Title

[MU062], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton, Edison Lamp Co to Thomas Alva Edison, October 6th, 1883

Microfilm ID

95:693

Publisher

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

Timestamp

October 6, 1883