[D8846ABD], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, August 6th, 1888


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[D8846ABD], Letter from Dyer and Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, August 6th, 1888

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"We have from Col Gouraud a letter dated July 26th 1888, and also powers of attorney for 24 countries. The powers of attorney and the letter we hand you herewith, with the request that you sign the papers and have the proper certificates placed upon them in accordance with Col. Gouraud's letter. This we would have done ourselves but our entire office force is away on vacation, and we understand that Mr. Tate's stenographer, Mr. McGuire, has before attended to the same kind of work. We call you attention to the last clause of Col. Gouraud's letter to the effect that the powers for European countries should be forwarded at once without waiting for the other powers, should there be any delay in securing execution of some of the papers. We also desire to call your attention to another matter. As we understand it, and under the instructions which we have given Col. Gouraud in each case that we have forwarded, he is not to take patents except for fourteen years or longer. Now some of the countries for which he has forwarded powers of attorney do not grant patents for fourteen years and unless he can withhold the issuance of patents in those countries until our patents here are granted, he would be violating the instructions by taking such patents. Of course we do not know what instructions you may have given Col. Gouraud other than those you have transmitted through us and we simply call your attention to this matter in order that it may not be overlooked." Yours very truly, Dyer + Seely




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