[D8364ZAG], Letter from George Harrison Bliss to Thomas Alva Edison, July 6th, 1883

Item

Abstract

Your favors of the 3rd inst. Are at hand. Canvasser should go to Davenport to see Wm. Renwick or Geol H. French, Appleton to see H.J. Roger or A.E. Smith, Neenah (names to be supplied), Milwaukee to see C.H. Haskins or John S. George, Racine to see Mr. Lewis of Mitchell Lewis & Co. "I regard it as bad policy, to work up interest in a town, unless the party can have immediate attention. ###After the interest has once cooled, it requires three times the effort, to revive again." Opposition may come to interfere. "This frequently distracts negotiations and makes them long winded, although we always win in the end." Our intention was not to interfere in Davenport but to same your man considerable trouble. ###"Our wish is to have you do the work on the first towns fitted up, but we ought to be given every opportunity to acquire full information, so as to understand the best method of operation in preliminary work, estimating, construction, and organziation." "If this information is with held, it will look as if you were making an undue profit."###TAE: "Insull attend"

Date

1883-07-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8364ZAG

Folder Set

D8364

Title

[D8364ZAG], Letter from George Harrison Bliss to Thomas Alva Edison, July 6th, 1883

Microfilm ID

70:566

Publisher

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