[D8049ZCY], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, April 1st, 1880

Item

Abstract

Summarize advantages of combination so you can decide quickly when time comes: overcome opposition to housetop wires; unity against PO; patent situation; more capital; stock of united Co would be quickly subscribed. You should sell your interest rather than take share of profits. Outlines financial obligations of Edison Co under proposed terms. Fr 570 is probably postscript to this. Bell people got legal opinion of your carbon pat. Said pat does not sufficiently describe things claimed therein. "This has hit our people hard...."

Date

1880-04-01

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8049ZCY

Folder Set

D8049

Title

[D8049ZCY], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, April 1st, 1880

Microfilm ID

56:564

Publisher

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