[D8955AAK], Letter from J N Fordyce to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1889

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Title

[D8955AAK], Letter from J N Fordyce to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1889

Editor's Notes

[Letterhead of Portland & Willamette Valley Railway Co.] About a year ago you said I could handle this territory through your Gen. Agent McLaughlin; After sale to North American Co., your Gen. Agent Gilliland said the NA co. would carry out your arrangements, that I should correspond with Sabin at San Francisco, as he would carry out arrangements, and I would have the Oregon and possibly Washington territories; McLaughlin and Sabin assured me the same thing###Sabin has now arranged for J.H. Thatcher; W.B. King; and A.R. Strong of this city to organize, which they did, leaving me and my friends "in the lurch" after spending nine months working up capital###Sabin wrote Jan. 23 that Thatcher would leave San Fran for Portland and I would be fully advised about the organization and was to assist in it; places me in awkward shape with my friends; is this the correct thing, am I to be left entirely out? [New name mentions: J.H. Thatcher, W.B. King, A.R. [?] Strong].

Author

Date

1889-01-26

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8955-F

Microfilm ID

127:368

Document ID

D8955AAK

Publisher

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