[D8949ACV], Letter from John Birkinbine to Alfred Ord Tate, December 23rd, 1889


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[D8949ACV], Letter from John Birkinbine to Alfred Ord Tate, December 23rd, 1889

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I took lunch today with Mr. Jones Wister of the firm L& R Wister & Co, one of our most prominent iron commission house and found that Mr. Wister was thoroughly alive to the value of concentrated ores and ready to handle them. I know of no concern that I could do better with them than the Messers Wister and think it would be a good idea to open a correspondence with them, concerning the sale in the future of the concentration which are made by Mr. Edison. As Mr. Edison intimated to me on Saturday that he was going away for a holiday, and I was uncertain whether he or Mr. Livor was the proper party to write to, I have addressed this letter to you. If no arrangement has yet been for the sale of concentrates and if you will let me know whether Mr. Edison or Mr. Livor will attend to the matter I will take pleasure in facilitating an interview which I trust will be profitable for Mr. E. I send by same mail a copy of a report on New York Iron ores, addressed to Mr. Edison which he wanted. My office stamp will be on the wrapper so that you can distinguish.





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