[D8049ZEB], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, April 27th, 1880

Item

Abstract

Gouraud has power to outvote the Co in amalgamation matters, which require 3/4 majority by terms he slipped into proposed contract. Co will not sign. Only rememedy is to appeal for new director. White to visit you personally. Don't know if proposed terms will stand after 1 May. Don't go against shareholders. Co will ask you to nominate me as your rep to Board. Will resign & return to US as soon as merger carried out. [illeg] here looking up anti-Page pat evidence. Muirhead saw me; speaks ill of your light. Says you're wrong in not giving credit to people on this side. Thinks you're too dismissive of mathematicians. "In short my boy you are not loved over here by these fellows. You have commmitted the grave error of having succeeded."

Date

1880-04-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8049ZEB

Folder Set

D8049

Title

[D8049ZEB], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, April 27th, 1880

Microfilm ID

56:643

Publisher

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