EDISON, THOMAS ALVA. (1847-1931) American inventor. Among his many inventions, of which he patented over a thousand, were an automatic telegraph repeater, printing telegraph, electric pen, the photograph and the incandescent lamp.
Rare Early Autograph Letter Signed, oblong 8vo, New York, February 9, 1883.
To G.P. Lowery. Have read Mr. Whites letter with the other correspondence relating to Manchester affairs. I approve of the concession proposed by Mr. Bouverie. Signed, with his early magnificent umbrella signature, Yours Thomas A. Edison. Chip in upper left corner, rust stains from clip and crease in right corner. . A small bit of mounting tape on verso shows on the bottom edge in the center. (Item ID: 443)
Edison was challenged by G. P. Lowery, an attorney with Western Union to, ...undertake an investigation of the electric light... that pushed Edison to the development of the practical incandescent light bulb. Lowery persuaded Western Union and other wealthy benefactors to support Edison. A superb association.