[D8849AAZ], Letter from William Hope Dean to Alfred Ord Tate, August 16th, 1888


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[D8849AAZ], Letter from William Hope Dean to Alfred Ord Tate, August 16th, 1888

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"Sterling received this letter from the New Phonograph people to-day. 'Your favour of August 11th at hand. We have control of the Edison Phonograph and the Phonograph-graphophone. The machine will be introduced to the public in Canada by local or state organization which when organized your letter will be referred for action.' ### Sterling sails for Europe on Saturday the 25th., and wil be in New York all day Friday previous. He also received a letter from Gillaland stating that he had ceased to have any connection with the Phonograph as far as America was concerned you will understand that he has been working on this matter since early last fall, and that every business man in Toronto of any account has had the virtuous necessity of the Phonograph hammered into them by Sterling and myself. Sterling has had as I have frequently told you the entrée into all the business houses Banks &c. in the County owing this position as a rating man. ### On account of his going to the Old Country he is very anxious to have the matter settled if possible in some way or other, as to whether we get control of this territory, and he has made a proposition that I should meet him in New York on Friday and see you, and you could take us to the new men. ### Could you make an appointment at Wall Street on Friday Morning, say at noon, as we will each arrive that morning, I could then spend Sunday with you returning Monday night. We have devated as you well know a great deal of time to the Phonograph and it seems too bad if we lose all the territory. Kindly let me know by return mail if you could give us next Friday, and could make an appointment with the other people for that afternoon. ### I to-day received an acceptance from Lawson of my terms, and am expecting Mr. Barrs assistant Saturday of Monday. I can also you as to the other company at that time." Yours truly, W.H.Dean





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