[D8850ACP], Letter from Theodore Waterhouse to Thomas Alva Edison, August 18th, 1888


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[D8850ACP], Letter from Theodore Waterhouse to Thomas Alva Edison, August 18th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"Phonograph ### You will possibly have received before this letter reaches you one from Mr. Tomlinson, your Patent Counsel now in London, as to a difficulty I have felt in relation to an application which has been made to my firm by the Volta Graphophone Company to act for them in this Country, ### When that application was first received I felt some hesitation in complying with their request, and on the 16th of this month my firm wrote to them stating that we should prefer not to act against you, and asking whether they wd like us to place the matter in the hands of any other solicitors in London. ### Since writing that letter we have been informaed that the arrangements of the Company would be seriously embarrassed if we adhered to our resolution, and we have also learned that the Phonograph has in this country passed out of your hands. Under these circumstances and after conferring with Mr. Tomlinson we have withdrawn our letter of the 16th. ### I hope I need not assure you that we should not have taken this step if it had been one liely in any way to injure your interests, or that the feeling which prompted out letter of the 16th had any other origin than our relations with you and your representatives in the past, to which we shall always look back with pleasure, whether or no we are honored with your comfidence in the future. I have obtained for Mr. Tomlinson a complete fruit of the evidnece [unclear] in our recent action against the Bruch Company, the [unclear] in which [leave rest for editors--crosshatching difficult to read]




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