[D8049ZCL], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, March 22nd, 1880

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Title

[D8049ZCL], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, March 22nd, 1880

Editor's Notes

Re Gouraud's letter. Damned lies. He was hell bent on forming a separate Co and speculating in stock. Revists earlier accusations; GG2's actions those of man with no faith in telephone's future but "bent on getting all the blood there was in it at one squeeze." You more likely to get royalties if Co is unified and strong; in case of amalgamation, your royalties will be written off your half interest in the profits. You to have royalty on every carbon telephone used, no matter whose model; have conceded to Bell similar terms for magneto receiver. Main obstacle to consolidation is Board composition. Will submit prposed amalgamation terms to you in few days. Think it best to dump Gouraud, reorganize with ample capital and fight Bell vigorously. Problem is lack of receiver; have lost many orders because of the crank. Think I can overcome this; expect to have new instrument ready in few days.

Date

1880-03-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8049-F

Microfilm ID

56:539

Document ID

D8049ZCL

Publisher

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