[D8338ZAO], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 20th, 1883


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[D8338ZAO], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 20th, 1883

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14 pages. Johnson's views on recent board mtg. Gives list of directors; Lubbock is chariman. "White has not yet been replaced and until he is-- He holds the reins of office ans as you can easily understand uses them for the purpose of frustrating my every attempt to incorporate improvements or new methods od doing business-- This friction has become so great that I have finally put it to the Board that they are not qauite on the lines of good faith with us in procrastinating the question of substituting a new G.M. for Mr. Arnold White..He misrepresents everything I do or say-- and doing it behind my back I have no defence--" If can get rid of White "I will put some life into the concern in short order-- I have a lot of inquiries for Isolated Plants--" Also "replied to the criticism upon you-- that you had no real care for the prosperity of the concern-- by saying that when they showed a little more disposition to proceed to help themselves they would find you ready to do your part--" Thinks that Parliament will pass provisional order bill in a few days; then we can really start over here. Says that the complexities of dealing with local parish boards, Board of Trade, Parliament and so on is "a thousand fold worse" than dealing with NYC Board of Aldermen. Will send over a dozen Swan's new high resistance lamps for testing. "My pious regards to Everybody including our 'Double Headed Dutchman' and the new Illuminant Chinnock."




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