[LB011316], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, February 17th, 1882


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[LB011316], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles Batchelor, February 17th, 1882

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I enclose you bills for goods ordered for your accunt.##From the statement you will notice that I have drawn on Speyer Bros Co L2265-7-6 being $11000 at 4.86. The Draft was drawn at three days sight and dated 11th Feby 1882. The memoranda at the bottom of the Bills and the Bills of Lading attached will enable you to identify the various shipments and your cable orders to which they belong.##The shipment of wire to Hamburg and the Dynamos &c (twenty cases) to complete five plants ordered to be shipped to that Port will go by steamer sailing 23rd. The two thousand B lamps (2 cases 414 & 415) for Antwerp will go by ssteamer leaving 25th inst In bill of Lading for shipment per S. S. Vaderland which sailes tomorrow you will notice three cases Electrical machinery mentioned. These are some Sundries from Bergmann & Co on account of order for $5000 Electric Light Sundries for Antwerp. We shall charge you with these in our next account##In ordering the two lots of $5000 Sundries - one to Antwerp and the other to Hamburg we got our information as to proportions of various things to be sent you from the experience of the Isolated Coy here When we notify you that we have completed the shipments on these two orders we should be glad to have your views as to whether our estimate as to proportion of material to be sent you is a correct one & suitable to the requirement of your business. We should also be glad to hear from you as to whether our shipments to you of 60 A & 120 B Lilght Plants contain about the right proportions as our only mode of testing the correctness of our estimates is for us to receive criticisms from you on the subject.##Our shipping agents (Hayward Perry & Francklyn) send to Messrs Puskas & Bailey Paris Bills of Lading for all shipments they make to the various European Ports for your account. It is our impression that matters would be expedited were the various shipments consigned to Hayward Perry & Francklyn's own agent at the various Ports. They would receive Bill of Lading effect a clearance of the goods & notify you & thus save the trouble of sending Bills of Lading first to Paris & from thence to the Port where goods are shipped. We would of course advise you direct by cable & send you a second copy of Bill of Lading (as we are now in the habit of doing) attached to the various Invoices. In this connection we enclose you a list of Hayward Perry & Cos agents and should our suggestion meet with your endorsement Please make the following entry in your code Book: ##Ship to Hayward Perry & Francklyn's agent at [--] referred to shipments will be confound elsewhere





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