[D8148ZCA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 12th, 1881

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Title

[D8148ZCA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 12th, 1881

Editor's Notes

European Telephone: your 2 August letter expressed disappointment at my not having kept you better informed. Feared that sending details of ins & outs, ups & downs would exhaust your patience. The Gouraud-Bailey cable [see marginalia to D8148ZBW] says what I could have in a long letter. Hubbard and Anglo-Continental attacked us with such effect that we couldn't make the allotments without incurring personal liabilities. One cause of delay in forming new co was disadvantageous contracts by Euro Tel Co. regarding Hungary, Belgium, Russia. We're lucky to have made arrangements which you approved. Have resigned from 'Consolidated Co. and sold all shares. Discusses part of agreement about Consol. Co. assuming liabilities for Euro Tel Co. Contract based on memorandum now being drawn up. Nominees to board: Vogel and Sir Alexnader Armstrong (from Consol Const Co.), me and either Bailey or Puskas from Euro Tel Co. We propose to push the business immdy, employing the capital as if everything was settled.

Date

1881-09-12

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8148-F

Microfilm ID

59:856

Document ID

D8148ZCA

Publisher

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