[D8819AAB], Letter from Fitch Fox and Brown to Alfred Ord Tate, March 21st, 1888


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[D8819AAB], Letter from Fitch Fox and Brown to Alfred Ord Tate, March 21st, 1888

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"We have your letter of the 19th inst, and in reply would say that the lot belonging to Mr. Edison for which we [unclear] submitted an offer made by one of the clients is located in the northern part of the city - being on Pic[unclear] St. between 14th & 15th Sts. The street is a narrow one (of 50 ft) and we would consider 75c per foot, which would amount to $1372.50, as full value of the lot. The offer made by our party was 70c per foot, but, as we stated in our letter submitting it, we think that possibly the party would advance it to 75c. At least when we intimated to him that we did not believe Mr. Edison wouldtake less than 70c and urged him to increase his offer 5c. While he declined to do so he did not say that he would not give it if he had to. Whether he wishes the lot at all now we cannot say, but will see him at once upon hearing from you. The [unclear] sold the adjoinint lot a year ago for 66c per foot, and it was a more valuable lot having an alley at the side as well as in the rear." Yours very truly, Fitch Fox & Brown





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