[D8956AAN], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889


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[D8956AAN], Letter from Sherburne Blake Eaton to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889

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Regarding the Edison Phonograph Co. 1) By-laws of the Co. require a board of 5 directors to be chosen anually on the first Monday in October.No meeting was held in October 1888 and it is desirable that one take place to elect a board. Voting power on the stock remains where it was. Should I arrange a meeting or do you want the present board, including Gilliland and Tomlinson, to remain as it is? 2) At a special meeting held on September 11, 1888, the Gilliland agency was revoked and a new contract was made with yourself. The minutes are recorded but were never read and approved. Minutes also exist to the one meeting held since, on October 24, 1888 to act on certain Lippincott agreements. It may turn out to be desirable, when we begin to take testimony in our case against G. & T., to have no contract with you like that of September 11, 1888 in existence. A possible law point might be taken on the other side, based on the fact that you apparently elected to cancel the Gilliland contract. Do you see any objection to a meeting of the board being helf, at which the minutes of September 11, 1888 may be dispproved so far as relative to your agency contract? We think it had better be done.




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