[D8226ZBF], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, August 15th, 1882

Item

Abstract

Moore, Goddard and Eaton have been in conference all day wrt Borden's Boston agency. Re iso business in the 3 states belonging to Chgo co: wants to let them do the iso business till July 1 on basis of division of profits, ie marking up dynamo prices. Also to increase stock of Chgo company fr $500K to $800K; giving the $300K difference to the Isolated Company. "The Chicago people do not appreciate the isolated business and will doubtless reject this position..I venture to prophesy that next July the Chicago company will be ready to buy the Isolated business in those three states for at least twice the price now asked." "Mr. Lord, who was here from the Lawrence company, writes me that all New England is now astir on the Edison light question and that our business must rapidly increase there. The Boston Fair will set them all ablaze.." Baiely in 2x yesterday. Conference tomorrow all day with TAE, Banker, and Bailey abt Europe. Also conference w/ TAE, Clarke, Kruesi, Bergmann, Johnson, Greenfield and Goddard to fix time to light up Pearl St. Eaton wants it online by Aug. 25. Go-around w/ Michels abt Tribune not running a part of his submitted article dealing w/ iso business. Wilber paid $600, which he believes settles his account. "He appropriated $1300. About half this sum is due him, according to his figures. Goddard will figure the thing out."

Date

1882-08-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8226ZBF

Folder Set

D8226

Title

[D8226ZBF], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, August 15th, 1882

Microfilm ID

61:392

Publisher

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