[D8248ZBT], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 31st, 1882

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Abstract

Immediately after your visit this afternoon, when you showed me Mr Dyer's report upon Major Wilber's [24 July] report to me, I sent for W and had a talk with him. He denies in toto the charged sustained by Dyer's report and by the accompanying exhibits obtained from examiners in the Patent Office. W pledges me his word that every statement in his report is true, and that he has been guilty of no dishonesty or irregularity; says accusations false. He leaves for DC this evening to investigate and promises full report by week's end. I told W a prima facie case had been made out against him and could not continue his present responsibilities until he's cleared himself. He agreed and will turn over to Dyer the taking of testimony in TAE v. Siemens/Field. Regarding alleged difficulty in obtaining copies of papers, W says ever paper is in his room properly arranged in boxes from which Dyer is at liberty to copy. Regarding the 28 patents already allowed please ask Dyer to take them out without delay. Wilber meets this charge in a way that puzzles me more than ever. He declares himself absolutely inocent, and he makes a counter charge that the allegations in the report and exhibitions are false and intended to injure him. This puzzles me. We'll get to the bottom of things in a few days.

Date

1882-07-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8248ZBT

Folder Set

D8248

Title

[D8248ZBT], Letter from Edison Electric Light Co, Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, July 31st, 1882

Microfilm ID

63:502

Publisher

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

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