[D8958AAA], Letter from Duncan Curtis and Page, Robert H Duncan to Alfred Ord Tate, January 8th, 1889


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[D8958AAA], Letter from Duncan Curtis and Page, Robert H Duncan to Alfred Ord Tate, January 8th, 1889

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[New name mention: Mr. Woodrun.] Had a conversation with Dyer, attorney for the Edison Co, re the introduction in South America of patented inventions on phonographs. Woodrun of Virginia has been travelling in the Argentine Republic in the introduction of cigarette machines made by clients of ours, and has unusual facilities in connection with his acquaintances there and his knowledge of the people, their wants &c., for introducing and selling phonographs--perhaps to the extent of making sales of the patents &c. # I can say of Woodrun he had great success in the work he did for our clients, and is spoken of as an honorable, intelligent, and capable business man. From my short acquaintance with him I can say I saw nothing to disprove this estimate of him. # Dyer advises me to write you to this effect: Whether if Woodrun (now in VA awaiting the manufacture of machines to be shipped to South America) should call upon you or TAE there would be a fair probability that some proposition would be made to him, or that he could be put in the line of negotiations with some one who has the right to deal in the invention for South America and his course made more easy by a personal interview with you. Dyer understands the management of the foreign patents has been put into the hands of Gouraud of London, but he is of the opinion that it might be advisable for Woodrun to see you and TAE, and that you might be willing and able to arrange for him with Gouraud. # I will add that Woodrun seems to be in earnest in this matter and would, if he could receive any encouragement from you, through me, come up from VA and see you.





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