[D8523ZAO], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1885



[Letterhead of Leland Hotel, Chicago] Omitted to write that while at Harrisburg, I saw Humbird[?]the PA agent for Isolated and Illuminating business and "at his earnest solicitation," I agreed to keep away from Sunbury and Mt. Carmel. He is going to take up Sunbury right away and make some proposition. He says the deal which Storey wrote us about was a deal Humbird was trying to work up with Sunbury's parties and Storey's interference in going to Sunbury busted the deal for the moment. Humbird will take it up again, as his business is prejudiced by the condition of the Sunbury plant. I saw Schwenk of Mt. Carmel at Harrisburg. The Mt. Carmel Co. has no money he says. Humbird is going to take up this plant also and proposes putting it on its feet. I think the best thing we can do is to let Humbird have a try. I don't know whether I'll get to Bellefonte and Shamokin this week, as I must get home by Saturday and I have to go to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on Tube Co. business and after that I want to go to Detroit on my own personal affairs [----] the McCarty Cash Carrier--I think I can put through quite a deal in connection with it. If I miss Shamokin and Bellefonte this week, I will go there for you next week and I may then make my trip to Pittsburgh as I am not sure I can get the telephone man there this week. I am trying to make an appointment. I wrote you yesterday saying I have some data for Kruesi to work on for the Chicago Telephone Co. They are going to do lots of underground work. If my trip to Cincinnati turns out as well as Chicago promises to, I shall be satisfied.








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[D8523ZAO], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1885

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