[D8818AUI], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, October 2nd, 1888


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[D8818AUI], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, October 2nd, 1888

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Re the attached, I do not think we should do anything relative to Mexican patents excepting through Gouraud. I told Connery and Fox their proposed agreement would have to be executed by Gouraud and that you could not execute any preliminary paper or give them any authority in your own name. Connery said he was in a hurry to commence work in Mexico and wanted to know if he could start before Gouraud executed an agreement with him. My reply was that Gouraud indicated his willingness to make an agreement with Fox, and I had no doubt Gouraud would carry it out; but if Connery did anything before his agreement was signed, it was a risk which he would have to take. He said this was satisfactory. # My idea is to obtain a draft of an agreement which covers the points Connery desires to introduce, forward this to Gouraud, and let him add whatever necessary for his protection. Gouraud already settled the main question, re price of machines, and we can fill in the details necessary in this connection; but other details should be left for adjustment between Gouraud and Connery. Do you agree?




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