[D8954ACJ], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Alfred Ord Tate, June 13th, 1889


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[D8954ACJ], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Alfred Ord Tate, June 13th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Your letter of the 12th inst. Together with Col. Gouraud's letter of the 31st ult. And the papters sent by col. Gouraud's letter of the 31st ult. And the papers sent by Col. Gouraud with his letter, were handed to me yesterday by Mr. Schulze-Berge. I went through the ccriticisms of Sir Frederick Bramwell very carefully and have written a letter to Col. Gouraud which will be mailed to-day returning the papers with our answer to the criticisms. It was a very simple matter which should have been attended to in England without the risk of delaying the case by writing here, but the course taken by Col. Gouraud is the right one, since it would enable us to set them right on any important matter. When such a one arises. Of course it does not cconcern us personally, but feeling sensitive as to any criticism of Mr. Edison's moral attitude---on the question of inventions, the remark in Gouraud's 1st--ter that "it is evident that Sir Frederick considers you are trimming pretty close-- NOT TO SAY MORE" struck us as being particularly offensive. There is nothing in Bramwell's criticisms to warrant any suh insinuation and the insinuation is more an indiation of the character of the man who made it than a reflection upon Mr. Edison. You might cable Gouraud as he requests. I return his letter to you





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