[D8959ADT], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 9th, 1889

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Title

[D8959ADT], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 9th, 1889

Editor's Notes

[11 pages Gouraud autograph] My deliberate opinion is that we had better not split hairs with the Seligman crowd but close the [fusion?] we last discussed ASAP. Don't fuss over the 10% giving them 45 and us 55 if it looks like they'll hold out for 50/50. Gives instructions for cabling status and terms. "If we combine we [illeg] bring out a big company in October without any opposition & make more money in the next month than we will make in ten years in the face of their opposition with litigation for we must not forget that even tho' we did not try to float a Phonograph Co alone because of the intimidation they would cause to the Public they can EQUALLY diminish our SALES of phonos by intimidating the public."…Have come reluctantly to this conclusion: "The fact of amalgamation in the U.S. & the 10% Royalty paid by the N.A. Phono Co. for mfg would be [unanswerable?] to all practical purposes."

Date

1889-09-09

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8959-F

Microfilm ID

127:862

Document ID

D8959ADT

Publisher

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