[D8828ACL], Letter from Stahlschmidt and Kistenmacher to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888


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[D8828ACL], Letter from Stahlschmidt and Kistenmacher to Thomas Alva Edison, July 20th, 1888

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"In February last there arrived here from Brazil by way of Napo a traveller of yours named McGowan. This gentleman started from here in March for Exmeraldoa by way of [unclear] leaving with us two small bags containing different things belonging to him which he asked us to forward to New York via Guayaquil. ### The two bags we have sent to Guayaquil at an expense of $6. but now our agents in Guayaquil inform us that the cost of sending the same to New York will be $14. and that they run the risk of being confiscated in the customs house there because their contents are not explained. For this reason we have instructed our agents not to forward the two bags till we receive further orders from you. ### Enclosed we beg to send you some different fibres gathered in the Napo which perhaps may be of some use to you. ### If you wish us to send the two bags we will willingly pay the expense here and shall be obliged if you will kindly repay us by payig their amount to Messrs Lanman & Kemp Druggists, Corner of Cedar & William Streets New York [unclear] ### If we can be of any service to you here we shall be glad if you will let us know in what way." Yours very faithfully, Stahlschmidt & Kistenmacher [Marginalia: "Tate--arrange the $6 and $14 with L&K & have bags sent fibres are no good though [unclear]" "Ans Aug 25/88"]




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