[D8818ATZ], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sigmund Bergmann, September 28th, 1888

Item

Abstract

I am much surprised at your letter of 26th. The personal reflections on Insull are best disposed of by saying that I know you have no basis on which to make any such statements about him. He simply acts for me when I desire him to and is careful to speak well of people rather than antagonize them. # re the examination of your books, it is simply a question of accountancy. Surely you do not profess to be an accountant, I do not. I am not questioning your ability to run your own business. I merely ask a representative well acquainted with our business and also a good accountant act as our representative, with McClement who represents the other side. I chose Insull because he has my confidence. In your refusal you give no real reason for not respecting my wishes, and before asking me to do as you wish, I think you should give valid reasons. # re the matter of the Machine Works making goods you should make, they advised you of their refusal to do any such thing. I was appealed to by Professor Marks to set aside their refusal and I refused to do so. I am surprised that you should make such a statement.

Recipient

Date

1888-09-28

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8818ATZ

Folder Set

D8818

Title

[D8818ATZ], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sigmund Bergmann, September 28th, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:583

Publisher

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