[D8049ZBB], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 27th, 1880

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Title

[D8049ZBB], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 27th, 1880

Editor's Notes

Gouraud rejected Tel Co's proposed new contract. Went to Glasgow, found affairs there messy; parties ready to sue G & you. Disuaded them; Bouverie & Waterhouse agreed to take Glasgow into the general company and guarantee its debts. Before board meeting to consider reorganization, I wrote gouraud enclosed letter [probably 56:452] but didn't seem to have any effect. He demanded that Co exercise option of paying 40,000 pounds for remainder of London. I stated your opposition to district cos or any other division of GB interests, that you want one co for whole country in conjunction with current board. Gouraud refused; claims Co has no power to act. Later backed down & he will make proposal at another meeting today. I learn privately that it is wholly absurd. In preparation, I had prepared & send to you a power of atty which revokes Gourauds [see folloowing]. Enclosed White letter [not found] explains itself. Is your contract with G terminable with his power atty?

Date

1880-02-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8049-F

Microfilm ID

56:456

Document ID

D8049ZBB

Publisher

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