[D8903AAG], Letter from Pacific Phonograph Co, Louis Glass to Alfred Ord Tate, April 8th, 1889


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[D8903AAG], Letter from Pacific Phonograph Co, Louis Glass to Alfred Ord Tate, April 8th, 1889

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I take the liberty of sending you a copy of a letter which I send to Dick of Chicago on terminating our Mimeograph agency here. I do this for the reason that I know the fellow is capable of misrepresenting us as he has done so before and will do again if the opportunity occurs. # The Mimeograph is a good instrument, if it were not, that man's method of working it would have swamped it long since. This fact was apparent to me a year ago when I saw him and offered to ship all his material back to Chicago clear of freightage; to avoid this, he gave me a commission agency which he did not propose at that time and never afterwards lived up to it. We spent, as you see, a great deal of money advertising and gave out labor free. And I found after, that in proportion to our population, our sales on the Pacific Coast were greater than in the East. # In what way he is associated with TAE I do not know, but I will say that in consequence of that association, I have allowed him to take an advantage of us which I am really ashamed of--and I take the liberty of predicting that TAE will one day suffer from the connection. [TAE marginalia: Show this to Dick]





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