[D8938AAY], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, July 16th, 1889


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[D8938AAY], Letter from William Dennis Marks to Thomas Alva Edison, July 16th, 1889

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I presume a man lives out the convolutions of his brain. Mr. Villard today advised me that you were annoyed by my reference to my arrangement with Mr. Villard and yourself--I enclose it for your consideration--####My error, if I have committed one, is due to the fact that I took for granted that you both were acting for the company and accepted on the basis of the terms of our agreement, my present position--Pardon me! I can be a good subordinate to an Edison or Villard but no amount of money can make me willing to be subordinate to the avverage man--I think the struggle too unequal I am -rdently, very much in the minority [class?] at present, [will?] it not be best to let me go under the terms of our understandnig--it will be better for the company now than later--I ask this of you as the kindest thing you can do for me--I have in perfect good faith relinquished my several positions in Phila but presume I can in a few months paid work elsewhere & after all it will all come to the same thing in not very many years & is not worth making a fuss over. I am, most truly yours, Wm. D Marks####to Mr. T.A Edison####[name mentions: T.A. Edison, Henry Villard, Wm. D. Marks]





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