[LB008209], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, April 24th, 1881


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[LB008209], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, April 24th, 1881

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I cabled you 3 a.m. the 17th inst as follows:##Cable credit them thousand dollars [first] experiments not receiving any reply & cabled you again on 22nd##Answer cable first experiment immediately and at once you replied "Drexels pay"##I have received from Drexel Morgan & Co $3000 which sum I credit you on this account##I propose to [---] the experiment this [---] of sending over the [f--itate] England [so as to best the granted us to the possibility] of going into the business on a large scale in 1882.##The basis on which I will do the thing with you is that you shall furnish the money to conduct experiments, pay patent charges, in fact all the expenses incidental to getting the business started you also underrtake to obtain whatever capital may be necessary to [execute] the business in consideration of which I will give you one half of the [proceeds]. I [decline] from the understanding##Please [obtain] immediately full information as to what [point] it would desirable to send to England from here what [quantities] the market would [take] and what prices we could probably get also the same information as to American game. I think that for this year we had better confine our efforts to game [--eaches] but we probably send [insiderfortly] some other [first]





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