[D8848AEK], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1888


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[D8848AEK], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1888

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"Mr. Jacques called on me to learn the facts as to whom the Toy Phonograph business reverst to in the case of the contract becoming void. I have inquired of Painter who has he contracts and he tells me that I was right in my recollection--that it reverst to you and not to the Edison Speaking Phonograph Co. It seems that Cheever contends that it reverts to the Old Co. Before writing Mr. Jacques I would like any information on the subject you may have. Also an expression of your own views if you have any as to the advisability of my giving Mr.Jacques or any one else any information. ### I recd your check and accompanying letter of yesterday's date. Before accepting the money I would like to know upon what ground it is alloted me. You say it is "my proportion." I was under the impression that the settlement effected by Mr. Painter relieved you of the payment of any moneys to the stockholders of the Old Co. If this is try why do you send me anything? After what you have said to my face as to previous "Division" with me I cannot assume that this is simply another of the same sort. Will you put me straight in the matter and greatly oblige" Yours truly, E.H. Johnson [Marginalia: "Ans Oct 20/88"]




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