[D8845ADO], Letter from William Halsted Wiley to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1888


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[D8845ADO], Letter from William Halsted Wiley to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1888

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"I think it highly important that my brother should sail on the 19th with a Seperator. I don't consider it will be any use to go without one. ### I have written that he will come out that time + think delays are dangerous to and interests. ### I heard yesterday of a rival said to be at the [unclear] Co. I am inclined to think this the Thomas Iron Co. of Catagua + as I heard them shall write at once + ascertain about it. I hardly think it is the Thomas Iron Co. of Alabama because their ore is non-magnetic at least what draw there. ### Altho this seperator may not compare with yours in effeciency, yet the fact of this being on the market could lead investors to hesitate & might be hurtful to our interests. ### Will it not therefore be possible to carry out our orginal plans? I think it quite important not to change them if it can be done I must have Dredge notified at once. ### As there was an [unclear] in your memorandum sent me, will you please have another drawn up in as much detail as possible, so I shall throw exactly what is contemplated + we will never have any misunderstandings. The best of men get by the [unclear] sometimes over triffles that a written word would have prevented. I am not the 'best man' altho you may be, so to prevent me from becoming my [unclear] I want to have my chart so marked that I wion'g get ship wrecked. ### If you would like to see me further I can come up Tuesday or Wednesday next preferably Tuesday either in the P.M. or in the evening. ### Wednesday P.M. I have a [unclear] meeting of the Mech. Engineers + Monday + Thursday evenings [unclear] meetings." Yours truly, Wm. H. Wiley




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