[LB012367], Letter from Samuel Insull to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 22nd, 1882


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[LB012367], Letter from Samuel Insull to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 22nd, 1882

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In a letter from Mr E. H. Johnson to Mr Edison dated 9th May the following paragraph occurs:-##I am now compelled to write a long and rapid account of affairs to Major Eaton; because for some reason or other the information, which is conveyed by my letters to you does not reach him and therefdore the reference to our work in his Bulletin is meagre and consists principally of quotations from newspapers rather than from information fro me direct."##In a letter from Mr Johnson to myself of the same date he in a tone of evident displeasure remarks##"You suppress all matters that I send you from Major Eaton & thus make it necessary for me to write to him direct and as fully as I write to Edison, if I wish as I certainly do, [any] report of my work here to be incorporated in the Bulletin which he issues. You have kept back from him letters which I have written to him and to Edison which had you shewn him would have enabled him to put important ifnormation in the Bulletin for which I have been looking in vain. Of course it is very much easier to criticise than to suggest where the trouble lies x x x x ##The only reason I can assign for Mr Jhnson making such remarks is some communication he has received from you & I therefore write to you for some explanation Upon Mr Edisons instructions but far more often upon my own responsibility I have given you information as to progress in England & whenever we have received letters of a general & not of a private character I have sent them to you for you perusal. So far as I can recollect I have never once refused to give anything asked of me in this connection but have on the contrary told you of anything of interest received by either Mr Edison or myself from the other side & I have even gone so far as to offer to cable for information for you.##I therefore very naturally feel that Mr Johnsons remarks are not not justified by, but entirely opposed to, the facts of the case. Awaiting your early reply




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