[D8704ACX], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, September 22nd, 1887


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[D8704ACX], Letter from Samuel Insull to Thomas Alva Edison, September 22nd, 1887

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[Letterhead: The Edison Machine Works] Gouraud says you agreed generallly that he should handle the phonograph in England, but left me to decide how; have not committed myself; will meet him Monday; write immediately to me at 40 Wall St., where I shall be Monday morning, saying whether he should have anything or not.###After I talk with him, I shall advise you to join him in suing the people who "gobbled up" Gower-Bell; looks like we have good fighting case and only by fighting Winslow, Lanier & Co.'s friends in London will we see any money. Gouraud owes you "quite a block" of Gower-Bell stock in addition to shares belonging to Edison Telephone of Europe; will see you Monday or Tuesday on this matter; am compelled to go to Chicago tonight on underground work. ["P.S.--Do not on any account fail to send me word to 40 Wall St., so that I will get it Monday morning, exactly what you had to say to Gouraud with relation to the phonograph. I cannot conceive it to be possible that you stated at all, what Gouraud would wish me to believe."]




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