[D8226ZAZ], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, August 8th, 1882


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[D8226ZAZ], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, August 8th, 1882

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"Wilber has been avoiding me for two or three days, but I finally succeeded in getting hold of him to day." Banker was there. "Wilber is making up his account with the Company and claims that although his defalcation amounts to $1300 the amount actually due by him in order to make it good will only be about 7 or 800." He claims that he intended to replace the money and file the cases "and nothing would have been known about it." Promises to pay back by Aug. 15. Borden and Paine have been in all day discussing New England agency. Presently Borden and Paine get 10% on sale of dynamos; new arrgt will give them 5% and a salary. Moore doesn't think it's a good idea to exhibit at Mechanics' Fair at Boston; but Eaton decided to do it and will go ahead. Babcock & Wilcox will provide boiler; Armington & Sims 2 engines. Terms we offered to Balto people are discouraging to them, partly b/c low price of gas there. Cincinnati contract prepared, based largely on Chicago terms. "Johnson told me what his letter said which he received from London this morning. Matters look worse and worse over there." Eaton thinks b/c "the manner in which the Brush business has been handled in England." Also higher dynamo prcies than competitors. poss select for Wilber material dh 18dec02




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