[LB009212], Letter from Samuel Insull to Sherburne Blake Eaton, October 20th, 1881


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[LB009212], Letter from Samuel Insull to Sherburne Blake Eaton, October 20th, 1881

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Cabling. European Co##"I dont think the way this cabling business is managed is right"##For instance, Cable comes at 11.30. Mr Edison Mr Puskas & myself discuss it. Best form of reply decided on. I go to W. W. office send same by which time it is 1.[40] [---] Dont you think it would be better to have a clerk & messenger boy here till the small hours of the morning waiting to reply to cables. You would then be sure of having both cables & replies [thereto] and in as much as Mr Banker has developed so wonderful an interest in the business I will undertake to share my [lead] with him so that he will be here to decide the form of reply.##Such an arrangement would be agreeable to myself & Mr Edison also I imagine as it would give us several hours [-stue] sleep every evening.##I just mention this as a suggestin to overcome a very great difficulty:##As a matter of fact you always do see cables & this is the first time there has been any chance to complain.##The cables were answered but the copiess of the replies were in such a form that I was obliged to copy them out before showing them. I enture to attend to some very particular letters which had to go by yesterdays European mail & afterwards to an appointment which could not be delayed & I should have missed both if I had attended to the cables the contents of which being disasterously meddled were not of such great importance until explanations for which we cabled could arrive from Paris.##Mr Edison too was in the building knew what the cables contained was cognizant of the answers thereto & could have helped you out of your difficulty.##I told Mr Harrington I would be back at 4 o'clock or perhaps not till 5 o'clock & Mr Barker waiting therefore is not changeable to my a/c.##If you think there was any negligence on my part I would prefer you to submit it to Mr Edison






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