[D8849ACS], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 22nd, 1888


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[D8849ACS], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 22nd, 1888

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"Yes will see by the enclosed the position of the Mexican Patent application. It is necessary that immediate action be taken in this matter. All of Connery's negotiations presupposes that we are to get such Patents as may be got. According to all my advice here, applications in short-term countries may be made in perfect safety to the long-term country Patents, provided the application for short-term countries is made subsequent to the filing of the long-term applications. ### I have not heard from Mr. Fox since he returned home, so do not know whether the Mexican business is to proceed upon the lines settled upon here or not. You know, however, as to this. But whether the matter proceeds with Connery or not it is manifest both for your interest and mine that the Mexican Patents should be taken out whenever it may be, without prejudice to long-term countries. Now that can be done at once, as I see nothing to the contrary so far, for both CASES 84 & 85 certainly, and probably 86 &87. I have only sent to my Mexican Agent CASES 84 & 85. My agent-Mr. Luis Mendez-should be communicated with at once, as my apparent neglect of his letter puts me in rather a prejudicial light in his eyes, and will make him feel less interest in the future to give prompt attention to my business if he sees I give no attention to his letters on my part. ### I should be much obliged if you will give this matter immediate attention, and if he is to proceed cable him so, to the address 'Mendez Mexico', and also remit him by telegraphic transfer, 150 dollars, which amount place to the debit of my account current, as a partial set off to advances I have made to Mr. Wiley for your account. ### Fray give this whole matter your immediate attention and final decision." Yours sincerely, G.E. Gouraud




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