[D8959ACP], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, July 22nd, 1889


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[D8959ACP], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, July 22nd, 1889

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[from London] I got your cable 20th inst. In regard to parties other than Seligmann who desired to negotiate for certain countries. Gouraud was not in town on Saturday but I saw him this morning and cabled you as follows: 'Disclose says will consider any proposition upon purchase but cannot authorize negotiations New York his behalf account probably complicaitons prepare deal direct.' ## I think these Seligman negotiations have excited his suspicion and he therefore wants to handle everything himself. ## Gilliland and party are due tonight. I will see your father tomorrow and arrange to keep track of them. ## I wish you would tell Mr. Edison that I am investigating Electric Lighting here as he wanted me to, and will write him fully in a few days. I have some interesting information. ## I hear bad reports from Paris regarding phonograph exhibit and want to run over there as soon as possible so I can report. ## Pender, Anderson and Leyland had all heard the instrument and said it was very unsatisfactory and I hear the same thing from other sources. I am going to go into the exhibit and fall in with the crowd and hear the machine as an ordinary visitor and will cable the result. ## I hope it is being handled properly now but if it isn't no time should be lost in putting it staight. ## Hammer insists that it is all right but it is sufficiently important for me to investigate. I will cable you when I find I can get away for a few days from here.





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