[D8964ADA], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Alfred Ord Tate, November 6th, 1889

Item

Abstract

[from Baltimore] I spent about an hour in trying to find you on Monday last ## I telephoned to the laboratory and heard that you were in town, but I failed to find you. ## In the early histroy of the Phonograph doll Mr. T. Crawford the well known journalist, and myself, secured theoption on the doll for France, the understanding was that they were to send a doll to Mr. Cranford in Paris. They did not send the doll because they were not satisfied with the model. What I fear now is that the doll business has loomed into such proportions that they will gin Crawford and I the [illeg]. To prevent this I think if Mr. Edison would send Briggs or Jacques a note to the effect that he would be glad if they would, if possible, give me a chance to place England France and Germany (I understand they intend to embrace those countries in one territory) upon equal terms with any body else I feel sure I would get the option…

Recipient

Date

1889-11-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8964ADA

Folder Set

D8964

Title

[D8964ADA], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Alfred Ord Tate, November 6th, 1889

Microfilm ID

128:227

Publisher

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