[D0231AAF], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 17th, 1902


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[D0231AAF], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 17th, 1902




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


Letterhead of Law Offices of Eaton & Lewis
44 Broad Street (EDISON BUILDING)
New York
May 17, 1902.
Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,
Orange, New Jersey.
My dear Edison:-
Mr. Gilmore called on me yesterday and inquired what had been done in reference to the sale of your patent to the Marconi Company. He promised to tell you this morning what had happened and that he would telephone me what you said on the subject.
The fact is that I made a presentation of the matter to one of the most influential of the Directors and he told me that some weeks ago. Mr. W. J. Hammer claimed to represent you in the matter of this patent and had approached Mr. Bradfield, of the Marconi Company, with a view of selling the patent.
This was the first I had heard of Hammer's connection with the matter and I told Gilmore that it had somewhat embarrassed me in my negotiation. Gilmore told me that he would bring the matter to your attention this morning and would telephone me, but I have not heard from him yet. Doubtless he will do so.
I am only writing this letter to make sure.
<Ans May 19, 1902>
<Mr Hammer knew of charcoal and spoke about it on his own responsibility _ He has no _ authority to negotiate.>
<Edison> Please let me know what connection Hammer has with this matter and how far he carried it.
Yours truly,
Eugene H. Lewis.
Please pardon printed signature.
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