[D8370ZAG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 13th, 1883


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[D8370ZAG], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 13th, 1883

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[written from Ivry sur Seine] Cabled you from Brussels "On Johnsons advice am filing distribution" and recd your reply in London "follow dyers directions concerning distribution." Have answered today "Fifty nine filed in France can stop other countries if do Englishman will be ahead of us." "In fact the matter stands thus; as soon as Johnson informed me of the fact that Hopkinson had anticipated you in this matter of distribution I immediately decided to file the patent, and it was well I did,as Hopkinson I learn now was in Paris all last week, and I suppose that would be his business here; now he cannot file his before us in the other countries as our have been sent some days ago; some of them are allowed by this time and if I take steps to stop them he will certainly be ahead of us. I shall however act in accordance with your wishes if I receive a telegram in answer to mine of today requesting me to still act in accordance with Dyer's letter." {annote with D8224ZCU}




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