[LB007877], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 10th, 1882


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[LB007877], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, August 10th, 1882

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Referring to your memo of 9th as to Niagra Falls water [Power] I know Wallers to be a first class scoundrel & I would therefore have nothing whatever to do with him or his water power.##I enclose you herewith letter of P. W. [Bamalry] which I would prefer your replying to [--] are no obligation to letting him have a lamp at say $[-].00##our memo of 8th Borden. I return you herewith [8 a.] you will find that the expense of the agency would be $16,800 not $18000 as erroniously stated in your memo. I do not the amount suggested too much. If we want thoroughly good men we must be ready to pay high for them. The only part I object to is the [---al] Co business. Take for instance [Boston]. It will probably cost about $2,000 000 for our purposes & Bordon's Co in order to get a yearly salary of one [per---] on the capitalization would be a charge on us of $20,000 a year for Boston alone which we got any avenue from our interest in the Boston Co or not. They might get one per cent of what we get but it would not be wise for us to take on ourselves & liability such as is proposed in the memo. As to who should been the charge of [$18800] a year I think the present plan would be to have Bordon keep a memorandum of what he is at work on & then we can eoblige the Isolated & the present Co with their respective proportion.##Will you please have about [six] blue prints of the two maps (light & power) of the First District sent out to me at your convenience






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