July 31, 1929 – A. M. Dudley to JSA


  • July 31, 1929 – A.M. Dudley (Pittsburgh) to JSA –

Dear Mr. Apperson:

Your cordial invitation of July 29 to visit you at Schenectady and Lake George was certainly very much appreciated, and I am going to try to take advantage of it in the near future if I can match up your dates with mine.

For the eleventh time, this year Mrs. Dudley and our boy and I are going to spend our vacation in the Adirondacks at Tawiskaroo Lake, which is up the mountain from Corinth, New York, a little station on the North Creek branch about twenty-four miles from Lake George. I think you will have heard of the place, because there are a lot of Schenectady and General Electric people there every summer. There is a crowd at Gahada and another called the Tawiskaroo Corporation. Mr. R. L. Stone of your printing department is a regular visitor, also Mr. Bibst in the Patent Department, Mr. Vosges of the Research, Lyn and Bill Effner, who are Schenectady people but perhaps not G.E., and a number of others. Mrs. Dudley usually drives up the first of August and stays the entire month, and I go up for the last two weeks. This year I was planning to take the weeks of August 19th and26th of August, and if you expect to be at Schenectady on August 16 I thought I would leave here the night of August 15 and spend the 16th at Schenectady with you, going on up to our camp on Saturday. If you expect to be in your camp the week of Labor Day at the close of my vacation, I thought I would arrange to come up and spend parts of September 3 and 4 with you there. However, if you are not going to be there at that time, I will arrange to drive over from Corinth to Lake George some time during the weeks of August 19 or 26.

I suppose it may happen that these dates are all wrong for you and, if so, if you will tell me what your plans are I will see what I can do to match up.

I shall be delighted to see the works at Schenectady again, as I have not been back since I left in November 1903. I shall be particularly glad to see Howard Maxwell and shall also want to see Mr. Doherty, Mr. Pfeif and Mr. Boring of the Educational Department. I should also like to greet Mr. Allen, as he is the first man that I worked for after leaving college and I have not seen him since 1909 when we were both up at the Thousand Islands at a convention for the A.I.E.E.             You see, I am already beginning to exercise the prerogative of the aged in reminiscing about old times and, no doubt, you and I can recall a lot of things that happened in #11 a long tame ago. Please be frank in telling me just exactly what your summer plans are, because if the visit does not match up at this time, I will make a special trip in September.

Cordially yours,

  1. M. Dudley