[D8807ACM], Letter from George Washington Ristine to Thomas Alva Edison, October 10th, 1888


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[D8807ACM], Letter from George Washington Ristine to Thomas Alva Edison, October 10th, 1888

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I just learned that my old friend Dougherty of New York is to make an investigation of your lamp factory, machine works, etc. and render a report on same. I write this to say to you that he is an old friend of mine of many years standing, and, he and I have been associated together in business in the past for a number of years, and, you will find him a square fellow in every particular. You need feel no hesitancy whatsoever in affording him every assistance. He is just the kind of man that you want for this class of business, namely, reliable in all respects. # I thought I would write you about this, thinking you might not be acquainted with Dougherty, and that a word from me might give you confidence in him. He is just the kind of man I would go my bottom dollar on in every way, and you can rely upon him absolutely. # As regards his ability. He has had a varied experience in accounts, and, when I was connected with the D.&R.G. as Asst. Gen. Mgr. he was comptroller of that and auxiliary companies, as well as comptroller of the Mexican National Railway, so that you can see he is thoroughly up in accounts. I would be very glad to have you acquainted with him, because you might have some matters [---------------] with your auxiliary companies in connection with which you would find him a valuable man in case you wanted any examinations made, etc.




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