[LB012389], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Light Co Ltd, Arnold Henry White, May 23rd, 1882


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[LB012389], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison Electric Light Co Ltd, Arnold Henry White, May 23rd, 1882

Editor's Notes

I beg to confirm cable as follows.##From you May 2. 82 Send six thousand light dynamos.##From you May 3. Cable prices electric testing company boxes insulating pump [---d] and tape.##To you May 5. Impossible cable prices tubes will mail full details same.##From you May 11. Send one hundred brushes for smaller Dynamo six inches long one and three quarter inch wide three eights inch thick.##To you May 17. Arrangement funds perfectly satisfactory except large dynamos on these require advance five thousand dollars immediately Five thousand June first five thousand fifteenth five thousand July first five thousand fifteenth seventy five hundred August first seventy five hundred fifteenth ten thousand September first balance on completion, Authorize [Drexel] [honor] drafts these amounts on dates named If can get along with less will do so.##From you May 19. Have cabled Drexel pay you five thousand immediately and arranged future payments as desired. Tell Bergmann send one hundred Johnsons sockets latest from heavier brass.##I am extremely obliged to you for your prompt attention to my cables and for the arrangements you have made, which are perfectly satisfactory and will enable me to push your work ahead rapidly.##On the 20th I drew on you for $8681.94 being made up as follows##Draft for L1026.13.11 being $5000 at $4.87 as per your cable to Drexel Morgan & Co and a second one for L756.0.81 being $4681.94 at $4.87 being amount of Invoice attached with [A/L] to the draft. The first item on the Invoice is for goods shipped Mr Johnson on 27th Feb & the second item for goods shipped him on 17th April. These things were shipped under general instructions received from Mr Johnson he promising to send specific orders for the goods named. But as he failed to do so the Lamp Co presented the Bills to me & I thought it advisable to pay them which I trust will be in accordance with your wishes.##I shall hope to have the pleasure of writing you fully as to your main order in the course of a day or so - as soon as I have closed arrangements for the manufacture of all the goods specified in the order.




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