[D8747AAH], Letter from English (George L.) & Co to Thomas Alva Edison, September 10th, 1887


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[D8747AAH], Letter from English (George L.) & Co to Thomas Alva Edison, September 10th, 1887

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"We have given careful attention to procuring information about the ores you want for some of the rarer metals. We find that Tellurium ore is exceedingly difficult to procure in this country; it can be procured, however, in large quantities in Vienna, it having been collected there by certain parties for a number of years. Native Mismuth and Wolframite (for Tungsten) are found in Austria in large quantities. Our Mr. English is new in Europe, but does not anticipate visiting Vienna, as it a long distance off his route. If, however, you will give us orders for these minerals we will cable him to go there. We find from experience that not nearly as favorable terms can be made by correspondence as by personal interview, and we think this would be a very good opportunity for securing European minerals. Besides the before mentioned minerals there are a number of others which can be secured in Europe to the best advantage, they not being found in paying quantities in this country. Among them are Strontiamite (for strontium) in Westphalia; Smaltite (for Cobalt) in Saxony; Corite (for Corite and Lanthanum) in Sewden; &c. Mr. English could also visit these localities. ## Large quantities fo some of the other rare minerals, which are found in this country, can only be secured by visiting the mines; it is impossible to ascertain prices, amounts that can be secured, &c, without personally visiting the localities. We are ready and willing to send a man who is perfectly familiar with the minerals &c, if we can make arrangements with you for supplying you with the minerals you will need. ## We would be very much pleased to have another interview with you at an early date, and will keep any appointment you may make for either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. ## Hoping to hear from you, we are, Sir,"




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