[D8846ABY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1888


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[D8846ABY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1888

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[7 pgs on letterhead of BA's Bath meeting] Patents: Your telegram to me about short-term countries gave me a great fright at first, thinking that something must have been done which I did not know of, which would prejudice your interests, but happily I speedily ascertained that such was not hte case & cabled you accordingly." Your letter confirming cables just arrived and was "warm" but tone not unjustified. ### "Of course I am sorry that anything has occcurred to make you think that I had done anything from selfish motives, or without due regard to your interests---even before my own---still my only thought now in connection with the whole subject is that of satisfaction that no harm has been done to you, and that when you receive this with the full knowledge of the actual state of the case you will forgeet that you ever thought that I could be so unworthy of the confidence which you have always placed in me...." Discusses Danish application---filed but not issued before payment of fees, so the control rests with me. Regarding long-term countries, Cases 84 & 85 have been in all instances filed first. ### "I presume therefore that after this explanation of the situation you will allow the Mexican and other short terms South American patents to proceed. Briefly discusses Honoloulu. Regarding Mexico, think it best to allow patents to be taken out in light of negotiations with Connery. Trust you long ago mailed back power of atty documents for Case 86.




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