[D8148ZAM], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1881


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[D8148ZAM], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1881

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Confirming text of numerous cables regarding Continental amalgamation. [We don't have 7 Feb]: "Continental fusion company can be pursued capital not less than six hundred thousand pounds. Edison interest equal all the others. Moment very favorable owing to condition English Telephone matters. Necessary give Gouraud and friends 280 shares now in [---?]. Do you confirm giving these shares conditioned on success as above." Also to you 7 Feb: "Oriental Telephone Company complete and registered; capital three hundred thousand pounds. Exceptionally strong board including Pender as chairman also late undersecratary of State for foreign affairs. Vendors received one hundred thousand pounds shares fully paid and fifty thousand pounds cash two fifths to Edison interests two fifths to Bell interests 1/5 to Anglo Indian Telephone Company whom we found competing with us in India. All documents signed. Cable your approval approval this basis. Glasgow also settled." Also sent: "Send copies assignments." Received 25 Feb "Johnson sails Tuesday great sacrifice his interest has just initiated organization department Electric Light."




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