[D8954AAU], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 18th, 1889


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[D8954AAU], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 18th, 1889

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My Dr Edison The following cablegram recd today--Judgment court appeal unanymously reversed Kays judgment thus resoring Edison Lamp Patent giving us absolute monopoly incandescent Lighting England--##The Pittsburg court has given us ONE month only in which to take Evidence on all our defences- This time is so short that we fear our case will be imperfectly ready. We have had a long session today planning the campaign - We shall follow the matter up rigorously BUT it is absolutely imperative that we be equipped for an adverse decision--by having a non-fibrous filament Would you mind coming over & meeting the Board tomorrow P.M (3:15) the regular montly meeting and telling them something that will either fortify them or let them see the worst of the actual situation. I have said to the committee today that I have seen you in many situations of emergency like this I never yet knew you to be unequal to it - that I am sure you can give us something to meet the call & in all ---- an probability I will be an improvement upon the present as that is really the case -- Come over if you or if not send me a note what to say on the subject Yours truly EH Johnson




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