[D7941ZCZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1879


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[D7941ZCZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1879

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[13 pgs] Gouraud's disagreement with London Co about Liverpool & Manchester; proposed compromise. Made good impression on Co board. EHJ's arrival gave "mortal offense" to Conrad Cooke, who claims White promised him pay as consulting electrician, and now spreads lies. Told Gouraud & White they could employ other electricians to propitiate local jealousies but would consult only TAE. Charley-White feud; White "a man of brains & of business" but easily managed by EHJ. Adams presented himself as full TAE; cowed Gouraud and ordered much useless equipment. Chalks: some need much work to restore after travel; others beyond help. Turning the handle few revs before use improves performance; scraping off non-conduc film? Call battery is failure; will try Leclanche instead. Sending great Elliot Bros catalog. British articles about TAE & inventions. Lane-Fox making broad ELight claims, may seek compromise. EHJ wife wrote Mrs Edison about "what a horrid country this is."




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