[D8964AAI], Letter from William Hope Dean to Alfred Ord Tate, February 23rd, 1889


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[D8964AAI], Letter from William Hope Dean to Alfred Ord Tate, February 23rd, 1889

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My dear Alf.- As I wired you from Boston, I closed a memorandum of agreement, which of course will be much enlarged before finally closing for five years, a copy of which I send you. There are a number of questions which will have to be discussed before the contracts are finally closed. I shall write you again in a day or two on this point. I came from Montreal, getting here last night, and missed Barr all along the Board. He was in Toronto yesterday, and went to Lindsay last night, and then to Montreal this morning. As soon as I hear from him I will write you. In Boston they received me as usual with open arms, and treated me very well. The reason they did not answer my letter, asking for contracts was that they could not do so because a price had not been determined upon at which the phonograph should be made. They are very anxious that the phonograph should be made at the Laboratory, but they seem to think that your prices are high, an that they have had offers from other factories at a much lower rate than you have given. I have no doubt they will pay a little more, to get them from the Laboratory, but how much I am not prepared to say. Before I finally close the contracts I will meet you and Insull, in the meantime you will hear from me in a day or two. W.H. Dean






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