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EDISON MENTIONS THE NEWSPAPER HE FOUNDED AT 14 YEARS OLD EDISON, THOMAS A. Autograph Letter Signed, to Roger Moore, hoping to find a copy of Grand Trunk Herald to send him. 1 page, 4to, "Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison" stationery; moderate marginal discoloration from prior matting, short closed tears at horizontal folds repaired verso with paper, minor loss to right corners, remnants of mounting along upper edge verso. Menlo Park, 4 December 1878
". . . I have not had a copy of the 'Grand Trunk Herald' for several years. It is barely possible I may be able to obtain one from friends in Michigan and in case I am successful will forward it to you." The first newspaper written, typeset, and printed aboard a train was the Grand Trunk Herald, a two-sheet weekly which served a few hundred of the Grand Trunk Railroad's employees. Thomas Edison founded the paper in 1861-62 when he--as a 14-year-old selling snacks and newspapers to passengers on the Grand Trunk to Detroit--set up a printing press in a baggage car. Most of the paper's work, including reporting, editing, printing, and distributing, was done by Edison.
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