[D8625555], Letter from Oscar Othan Siegel to Edison Electric Light Co of Europe Ltd, Thomas Alva Edison, March 5th, 1886


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[D8625555], Letter from Oscar Othan Siegel to Edison Electric Light Co of Europe Ltd, Thomas Alva Edison, March 5th, 1886

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[Enclosure to D8625444.] I beg to confirm my letter of the 20th ult handing you a copy of the propsed Bailey agreement and a copy of the German contract. Today I reply to your favor of the 4th inst. ##I have had several conversations with Rau with a vew of inducing him to again reflect on the signing of the Bailey contract, but failing to obtain any satisfaction, I have handed him a copy of the of the various points which in the new treaty appeared objectionable as per your above-mentioned letter. I have at the same time requested Rau, in order that you should finally be able to come to an understanding, to reply to me per letter with all the details that might be necessary for you to fully appreciate the present situation of the Paris societies, and enclosed I beg to hand you copy of his replay which explains itself [see D8625666]. ##From Rau's letter, you will see that the reason for claiming a fusion with the Societe Gerderstrielle[?] & C would lay in the German contract and as far as your interests are concerned, it would seem that it is immaterial which of the companies takes up the two other companies, the main object being that you should come to an understanding with the Paris companies as to the basis of a treaty stipulating the advantages claimed by you. As soon as this point would be settled, it would rest with the proper legal adviser to see that the drawing up of the [-----] of the surviving company be done in a way to fully safeguard your interests. ##Rau is anxious to know your views in reply to his letter, and as he is to have a meeting with Mr. Sulzbach, the President of the German Co. on about the 12th or 19th inst, it would facilitate matters if by that time I could have a cable from you through Drexel Morgan giving me your views. ##It has occurred to me that perhaps the best way to come to a final agreement would be for Rau to go to NY and I have suggested this to him, but while he has in no way declined it, he held out no encouragement.





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