[D8750AAH], Letter from William White Jacques to Thomas Alva Edison, October 21st, 1887


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[D8750AAH], Letter from William White Jacques to Thomas Alva Edison, October 21st, 1887

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"I have received your letter of Oct. 19 & thank you very much. You may be sure that we shall not use your name in any objectionable way = [---] in any way without consulting you. ## We have sold 1/6 interest for $25000 & this, together with what we have, will enable us to carry on the business for some time though the prospects are a large and immediate market. ## We feel that our proper policy is to ascent and maintain in every way that the phonograph is your invention and that we are working under your patent &, to this end, we desire to organize our business into a stock company to be called the Edison Phonographic Toy Manufacturing Co. whose business will be the manufacture and sale of phonograph dolls. This company, as you see, will be [------] & managed by Mr. Briggs and myself. I have written you thus fully that you may understand all of our plans and I would be very glad if you would kindly telegraph us your approval of the above mentioned name for our corporation. ## We desire to begin manufacturing as soon as possible and, as we have now plenty of cash and an abundant credit with our Boston bank and the doll is sufficiently perfect for use, we are only awaiting the closure of these formalities."




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