[D8254A], Letter from Jose D Husbands to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1882


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[D8254A], Letter from Jose D Husbands to Thomas Alva Edison, June 5th, 1882

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[from London on letterhead of Anglo Pacific Electric Light Telephone & Powe Co] Acknowledge yours of 23rd confirming my cables and saying your contracts don't permit use of your name as consulting electrician on the prospectus regarding Light and telephone. Your contract with me for SA telephone gives me both legal and moral right to use your name. Enclose my statement to London stock exchange [follows as D8254B]. Regret to terminate association with you this way, had no idea anyone could think of you as consulting electrician to a Brush Electric Light Co. You, through Gouraud & Arthur Anderson have prevented me from getting my capital. "I say frankly that I do not see how you could have been the great Mr Edison of today but for such loyal and faithful services as have been rendered by y our representatives abroad including myself." Would like to have in your handwriting, over your own signature, whether you desire former friendship and goodwill to continue, or whether you consider yourself so independent of old friends as to forget the old days. Continues in this vein another page.




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