[LB011439], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 15th, 1882


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[LB011439], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 15th, 1882

Editor's Notes

I beg to confirm cables as follows. From you March 8, 82. Send promptly for new telephone trial England six working models identical figure one July 77 Fibrous tufts mica diaphragm we pay when were new sockets shipped waiting.##From You March 8. 82. You must now wait few days for new organization you should have included orders unfilled in Fabbris account.##From you March 8. 82. Hurry number four continental lamps.##To you March 11. 82. Sale colonies for present patents and rights only. May make valuable inventions future, want give company these having no interest this business.##To you March 11. 82. Imperative have authority draw Wednesday continental number four shipped today California Sockets shipped fourth and ninth.##From you March 13 82. Patents 40 31 and 42 are missing to whom did you mail them.##From you March 13. 82. Board requests Drexel pay your accounts quote lowest figures immediate order ten two hundred light dynamos.##To you March 15. 82. Thirty one and forty with Brewer Jensen case forty two prepared here but not forwarded##I am having the exhibit in the Telephone Case made for you & will send it as soon as ready##Referring to my cable of 11th inst as to Colonial Light I notice in the Power of Attorney you sent me that all my future investins are included in the sale. This is certainly beyond what was included in the sale as in as much as my interest in the Company I am selling to will not be anything it cannot be expected that I would present them with all my future inventions the value of which it is possible may be very great indeed.##As to the refusal of Drexel Morgan & Co to pay any more bills for English Light account & your remark that we should have included these in the amount to be repaid to D. M. & C. by the English Company I would point out to you that it was yourself who practically decided what amount (L30,000) should be mentioned in the Contract is you named the sum necessary after Mr. Fabbri had advised you as is the amount of disbursement made by D. M. & Co.I therefore do not see how it would have been possible to include the bills I cabled about more especially as many of the items were things ordered by you of which I had no knowledge until the bills were presented to me##As to Patents thirty one & forty Brewer & Jensen must have them (if they have been issued) as Serrell has not up to the present time received them. As to Case forty two this was prepared but never sent forward to be filed in the British patent office. I have not yet decided whether it will be necessary at all. If I conclude to do so it will be sent forward to you in the same manner as recent cases.




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