[D8907AAO], Letter from George Parsons Lathrop to Alfred Ord Tate, March 2nd, 1889


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[D8907AAO], Letter from George Parsons Lathrop to Alfred Ord Tate, March 2nd, 1889

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As I told you when we met on Broadway, I intended to go out to the Laboratory, but I found my time so taken up by numerous important matters requiring personal attention, that I asked Townsend to answer the invitation you so cordially sent me, to come out to lunch, & to explain that an engagement in town that day, about 11 o'clock, prevented.##Thorndike Rice of the North American Review having gone back on my Edison article (as you know), because it was not & could not be signed by Edison (as I told Rice in the beginning), I have offered the material to Burlingame of Scribner's Magazine.Burlingame said he had an article engaged, on Edison, from the chief of your Laboratory & I hoped to get an "Introduction" to it, signed by Edison himself. But Burlingame, all the same, wanted to see my article, & I have sent it to him. My matter is largely personal, relating to Edison's early career & the origin of certain inventions, drawn from conversation with him, as you know.##Will the other article which has been engaged for Scribner's conflict in any way with mine? If you know, or can find out, I should be glad to hear from you about it. It seems to me, both articles might be arranged so as not to conflict. Please send me a line, as soon as possible.





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