[D8104ZAX1], Memorandum, Joshua Franklin Bailey, April 19th, 1881


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[D8104ZAX1], Memorandum, Joshua Franklin Bailey, April 19th, 1881

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Several documents included. This piece appears to be a package. "Memorandum of Transactions with Mr. John H. Harjes of Paris:" (handwritten by Bailey) 50,000 francs borrwed; 100,000 paid on 14th of April with interest from August 14 1880 added. Refers to two contracts in package. 20250 f commission paid to Harjes, as per his receipt in package, that "does not appear in any [?illegible] passed by Mr. Harjes." Harjes also made a demand for 52.5 shares (26,500f) as additional commission. "When we resisted he sent to the Franco Egyptian Bank & offered to pay the whole debt of Edison, Puskas, & Bailey in order to get our shares in his hands. The Bank refused to lend itself to this extortion,--We had (Puskas & Bailey) already raised the money to pay our part, & had so advised him. (by letter in your pkg dated Nov 8, 1880) He kept up contest on this till receipt of our letter of Dec 10, 1880 threatening him with exposure in the courts, (see letter in pkg) when he yielded." Includes further discussion of Harjes's actions, how telephone company shares were distributed and when, Harjes's pecuniary arrangements, etc. This is accompanied by a typed copy of the actual agreement. Document is 12 frames altogether. NB: documents of 2/20, 3/16, 11/13, 12/01, 12/09 and 12/25/1880 all deal with this relationship as well; might they have accompanied this document (ZAX1)?




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