[D8238ZBS], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, June 26th, 1882


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[D8238ZBS], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, June 26th, 1882

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[an all-around terrific letter about being Edison's main man in Paris] Thanks for your numerous cables giving details of dynamos; "you cannot give us too much of this information." Also your letter on the factory. Sorry for trouble about payments on large dynamos. "These people are very different to Americans or even Englishment and it is necesary to work them in their own way. I find it difficult to get their full confidence until we have something to show them here. If I could have put up a couple of machines here like Johnson did in London there would have been no difficulty." Have some good plants in Europe but not one running in France. Advances of $3000 and $9000 to be applied only to first two large dynamos. You can collect for Z and 250 light machines immediately upon completion; there won't be any trouble with this if we can get a good installation going somewhere in France. Suppose you're worked to death now; would like to be at opening of New York station. "My job here is no fool of a job what with LAMPS, dynamos, chandeliers, and all the extras, I am just in up to my neck; then I have so much outside work of such a responsible nature, and involving so much money, that I wear a hat about three sizes larger than when I left New York.




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