[D8964ABH], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889



[This is an intriguing corrspondence about an intervention in the Toy Co biz; she has some means and/or connections at Newport] [Boston] I am the lady whom you may remember you had an interview with at your Laboratory in Orange, May 20th. I have been working very hard---tho' quietly---ever since---trying to give the essential part of what you said to me, to those stockholders & finally to those Directors who would make the best use of it. I had to move with great judgment & care for fear I might go to the wrong men, & possibly cause alarm, to do more harm, than good. ## I succeeded, better than I dared hope---in giving the right impression of what you think, to the right me--& the standing & reputation of the gentlemen who are to wait upon you now, are all that you can desire. I have said I knew you would prefer to [meet?] solid strong business men--rather than Dr. Jacques--& Mr. B. F. Stevens, has been for over forty years at the head of a large monetary institution here in Boston, & I know he entered the directory of the Toy Co. to do what he could for the interests of the stockholders & not to bolster up any speculative schemes---neither he nor Mr. Field are speculators. Nor is Mr. Weld! They are none of them ment to be bought or sold--& you can trust them! ## I should have written you earler--had I known they were going on today. ## I am very thankful you are to meet them--for I have expressed to them, my belief, that you were honest & sincere, in your expressions to me, meaning business. Dr. Jacques knows NOTHING of what I have done, or about my seeing you. I have not been to the office, since my return. ## Thank Mr. Tait for his note to me. I sh'd have acknowledged it but kept looking for something definite I could write. For days I seemed to make no headway. I hope very much now, from your interview with these gentlement & I am very sincerely yours… Address Atlantic House, Marblehead Neck









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[D8964ABH], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Thomas Alva Edison, June 12th, 1889

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