[D8845AEI], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, October 12th, 1888

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"Ore Milling ### Mr Wiley has arrived and explained to me the object of his mission. He says that you have asked him to consult with me, and I shall be most happy to give him every advice to consult with me, and I shall be most happy to give him every advice and assistance in my power. Indeed I may say that it is most important in the interests of the Phonograph, that Mr. Wiley should fail only into the best hands, as if the Ore Milling was to be taken up by second rate people - in the present state of public interest, I may say even excitement, over you and your Phonograph - it would be most detrimental, as you will readily appreciate. ### From the manner in which Mr. Wiley talks, and his warm expressions of gratitude to me, and appreciativeness of my readiness to advise and assist him, no further precaution may be necessary on your part; still, so important is it that he should be guided by me in the matter, you may perhaps consider whether it is not worth while to take the precaution of giving him positive instructions not to take any step without first communicating to you, in the event of his taking different view from me on any point. This will remove all risk, and also leave the matter safe with him and yourself. You will quite understand what I have in my mind when I write like this, I am quite sure, and if the Ore Milling System in its present state is, what I cannot doubt it must be, from your taking so important a step as sending so expensive a plant with the view as a conspicuous demonstration of its merits, I have no doubt that a very good business can be done in connection with it, and if so it can be done with the very best people in the country, to whom I can introduce Mr. Wiley with every facility. Indeed I have gone so far as O request the Crystal Palace authorities to allow their giving us every facility, which they possibly, and indeed probably will, for setting up the plant and demonstrating its operation in the most conspicuous manner possible with little or no, but what must otherwise be, a very material, expense." Yours sincerely, G.E. Gouraud

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Date

1888-10-12

Decade

1880-1889

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D8845AEI

Folder Set

D8845

Title

[D8845AEI], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, October 12th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:999

Publisher

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

Timestamp

October 12, 1888

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