[D8805AFE], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, July 31st, 1888


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[D8805AFE], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, July 31st, 1888

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"I have for Batchelor note of 28th July re his [Carter?] and her Japanese protégé and thank him for same. I have likely read from my partners in Yukohama a letter [unclear] re advices [unclear] in regard to Japanese named K. Iwadare who [unclear] 2 or 3 years of late in your Schenectady work. He says that Iwadare has lately made a contract for a Westinghouse plant of [unclear] lamps for Osaka, Japan and (Yen) $15000 silver had been sent to Iwadare in New York Sheepsbay for it. Our Japanese friends of the Toyko Electric Light Co. with whom we are putting in the Palace Plant feel very torn over it. ### Mr. [unclear] mentions that the Thomson Houston I have a special Agent in Osaka working in their interests. I have seen Iwadare twice.[Rest is unclear, leave for editors]" [Marginalia: "Write to say we will keep the Japanese out of our works hereafter & that Westinghouse plant will be a failure there on account of lighting for which there is no [protection?] in their system & none can be devised."




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