[D8518P], Letter from American Electric Manufacturing Co, Edwards H Goff to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1885

Item

Abstract

Enclose a copy of letter [D8518Q] sent to our new Western Manager, Mr. S. S. Badger of Chicago, in answer to a series of letters and telegrams informing me of the circulation of "vile and slanderous reports by Mr. Barton of the Thomson-Electric Co. of Boston, regarding the American Co. and myself." I helped introduce the T-H system to the American and Canadian public, and purchased a large amount of apparatus from the T-H Co., all of which I paid for. Since we stopped using their system for a better one, Mr. Barton "has very suddenly discovered that the American Co. and its President are a very wicked lot of people" and has been circulating slander. A telegram from Chicago asked me to get letters from banks and other sources to refute his claims. I would not do this, but I did ask Mr. Badger and his friends to write to a list of gentlemen with whom I am acquainted and have had business relations. I write this to tell you why I have given your name as a reference and if you receive an inquiry, "I trust you will do me the favor of answering same as you may think the case fairly deserves."

Date

1885-11-24

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8518P

Folder Set

D8518

Title

[D8518P], Letter from American Electric Manufacturing Co, Edwards H Goff to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1885

Microfilm ID

77:511

Publisher

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