[D8830ACI], Letter from Frank Seymour Hastings to Alfred Ord Tate, October 17th, 1888


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[D8830ACI], Letter from Frank Seymour Hastings to Alfred Ord Tate, October 17th, 1888

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"In reply to your favor of the 16th inst. I return herewith the copies of contracts as I find nothing similar to these on our files. The following is a complete list of all our contracts with Mr. Edison up to and including March 8th 1881. ### November 15th 1878, original contract with Mr. Edison. ### November 15th 1878, letter of Mr. Edison addressed to E.P. Fabbri, enclosing 1000 shares of stock to be held in Trust for certain purposes. ### Jan. 12th 1881, supplemental agreement amending original agreement of Nov. 15th 1878. this agreement extends the time during which we are entitiled to Mr. Edison's inventions to a period of five years from date, that is to Jan. 12th 1888, and related also to electric railway matters. ### March 8th 1881, agreement between this Company and Mr. Edison in relation to the manufacture of lamps. After a careful search I have been unable to find any trace of such agreements as the enclosed and I therefore conclude that it was some draft never executed. If you would like copies of any or all of the foregoing agreements or any others I would suggest that when you next come to town you bring all the agreements which you have, and we can have them compared with those we have on file, and any which you have not copies of we shall be glad to furnish you with." Yours very truly, F.S. Hastings





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