[D8736ABB], Telegram from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, March 16th, 1887

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Abstract

"Have just learned that underground and house wure order for Japan has been given to Clark Company of Boston. Have just wired Upton as follows. We must protest against order for japanese house wiring and underground system being given to Clark Company of Boston. We turned over our japanese business to your company thinking our interestst would be protested & and are more than surprised that the first important order should be placed with outside parties. Steps must be immediately taken to cancel order to Clark Company (you must see Upton immediately tell him that Williams and Potter must cancel the order to the Clark Company and that the order must be placed with us otherwise the machine works will insist upon the agency being taken out of the hands of Williams and Potter. You can say that assuming my information is correct I feel extremely incensed that the first important order should be treated in this manner, more expecially as it was through my personal efforts that this business was put into its present hands. You may show this telegram to Upton, want explanations at the normandie tonight, where I shall be at Eight o'clock"

Recipient

Date

1887-03-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8736ABB

Folder Set

D8736

Title

[D8736ABB], Telegram from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, March 16th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:1047

Publisher

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