[LB011319], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, February 18th, 1882


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[LB011319], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, February 18th, 1882

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I beg to confirm cable as follows To you Feby 18, 82##[Ligisfy] cannot approve sale dynamos domestic company written##You will understand from the above that I do not approve of the proposed company to purchase the arc light referred to in yours of 28th Jany. I do not believe to the [part---] Arc Light yiou refer to and furthermore I do not see the necessity for an Arc Light when we have an Incandescent Light which is capable of giving any amount of candle power required as you will shortly see from the Light given by the Street Lamps which I am going to send you for use on [Holborn] Viaduct.##As to selling the plants to you obtained from me to the Domestic Electric Lighting Company I would point out to you that my Electric Light Patents are not owned by me for England & I am therefore unable to give my permission for you to sell apparatus which they cover in England. I might also add that I was under the impression that you bought the Plants in order to exploit my Light in the countries which are covered by your contract with me. Success in these countries depends entirely on prompt action so as to occupy the field before others can get well established and I should think our mutual interest would be best served by the immediate installation of the twenty plants you have on hand in twenty different cities of the various countries referred to in our contract.##I shall await with pleasure the receipt of the "analysis of comparative prices" you promise me & will examine it carefully & then wire you my views on the subject





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