[D8732ABZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 20th, 1887


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[D8732ABZ], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 20th, 1887

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"Yours of recent date in re the employment of Shaw and recognizing your earnest wish in the matter I brought it before the Board and besaught them to bery carefully consider the matter & urged upon them the importance of meeting you if at all possible But they seemed to be very determined in the matter Would not in fact discuss or entertain the Idea at all -- the fact is Shaw has fastened upon the minds of certain members of this Board in a way that must forbid forever this considering any proposition to allow him to act in a representative capacity in any branch of the business over which they have jurisdiction Aside from this -- I can assure you that I am ready to cooperate with yout to the fullest extent in the selection of a man who will be satisfactory to you or an agent for exploiting this cash stations [--------] -- particularly the new system -- Your general for positive that you dare not leave the exploitation of this hew system to me is I think a little unjust considering that I have succeeded in the past 2 years in getting 5 large Metropolitan Stations inaugurated not to mention the minor ones -- & that the 3 wire system the only thing you have given me to work with Give me a system that will enable me to compete with W. and I promise you you will have no cause to complain The 3 system for small towns simply don't fill the whole Bill"






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