[D8956AAM], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Alfred Ord Tate, June 7th, 1889


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[D8956AAM], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Alfred Ord Tate, June 7th, 1889

Editor's Notes

Your May 24 favor and the letter of Reginald Gray is at hand. Mr. Gray wants to know how the company is getting along. You ought to state in reply how business is progressing in general terms. I suggest you add that Mr. Lippincott has purchased most of the capital stock of our company and give his address at 160 Broadway, New York City. Mr. Gray's letter might possibly be inspired by some hostile motive arising out of Mr. Edison's recent tilt with Briggs and Jacques. In the contract of Oct. 28, 1887 between Mr. Edison and the Edison Phonograph Co., the Oct. 1, 1887 Briggs & Jacques agreement was assigned to the Edison Phonograph Co., together with all royalties and monies due or payable. Possibly some hostile party is trying to draw some statement from you to be used against you hereafter. However, a vague letter as I have suggested can do no harm.





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