[D8332ZCC], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Samuel Insull, July 24th, 1883

Item

Abstract

[SELECTABLE?] "We are very badly in need of money. Our orders are exceedingly badly assorted and bring in shipments slowly. We are compelled to make so many unsaleable lamps.." Behind by 1200 in orders for 97 and 98 volts, but have order for 1,000 10 cp lamps for South Am but "cannot touch it except with about 1/15 of the 10 cp lamps made. We are thus practically without orders.....I wanted to shut down, Mr. Edison decided no, and agreed to become responsible for our payroll. If you can raise the money, I think it is best to keep going" as things may pick up after 1 Sept. "I am fairly at the end of my resources. We pay no bills except old ones" but will probably need $2,500 from you in next two weeks.

Recipient

Date

1883-07-24

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8332ZCC

Folder Set

D8332

Title

[D8332ZCC], Letter from Francis Robbins Upton to Samuel Insull, July 24th, 1883

Microfilm ID

67:233

Publisher

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