[LB012006], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 1st, 1882


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[LB012006], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 1st, 1882

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I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th ult., and the letter of Mr Handford forwarded by you. In regard to my acknowledging [he values] of Mr Handford's criticisms, I think the boot is rather on the other foot. My experience has been finanially in patent machine in the United States, and consequently in matters seculiar to the English practice I shall have to defer to his better judgment. I hope through Mr Handfords criticisms to soon grasp the spirit of English practice, and give in the proportion of cases less cause for advice comment.##Even with conscientiious work both here and in London some mistakes will be made, and this cannot be entirely avoided except by a foresight accounting to devine inspiration; but heretofore, the mistakes made in Mr Edisons patents have been caused by the want of ordinary care and not from the lack of inspiration. I understand from your letter that you desire me to communicate directly with Mr Handford in the future.




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