[D8104ZCF], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, August 7th, 1881


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[D8104ZCF], Letter from Samuel Insull to George Edward Gouraud, August 7th, 1881

Editor's Notes

Reply to progress report but uncertain of date. "I have been sending you newspapers containing quite a lively warfare between us and our opponents. I send you by this mail a complete set of these newspapers together with any other you may not have received up to date. I think these will prove of very considerable value to you as the statements made by Major Eaton were very carefully weighed before they were given to the reporters and may consequently be taken as absolutely reliable. If Mr. Fabbri has not got these papers as well would you kindly show them to him. Your plant is being pushed ahead as quickly as possible. Johnson is making his arrangements to sail sometime the end of this month. Whether he will get off by that time I cannot absolutely say but will no doube be able to let you know next week." Followed by subheadings: English Telephone (explains that they are very much in the dark about what's happening, relates rumors, implies need for better info. From Gouraud); but then breaks into Oriental Telephone and other telephone enterprises' progress. Requests Gouraud write as to his evaluation of the Paris exhibit. Asks if Gouraud can "influence Conrad W. Cooke, of the Engineering, to write them up thoroughly for that paper? Will you please see that we get all English papers containing any notice of Mr. Edison's exhibits as I want them for filing?"




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