[LB020016C], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles John Bell, January 3rd, 1885

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Abstract

"Your favor of the 18th. ulto. was received during my absence from New York and was unfortunately mislaid. I must therefor ask you to excuse me for not replying to it earlier. The parties to whom I sold my Oriental stock are friends of Messrs. Winslow, Landier & Co. of this City with whom I have business relations in other matters. The Oriental Telephone Co. has been run very badly for some time past, but who is to blame I am not aware. I understand that Messrs. Winslow, Lanier & Co's. English friends have obtained control of the Oriental and that the old Board has resigned. These are the same parties who made an attack on Mr. Gouraud and his friends in the Consolidated Telephone Construction & Maintenance Co. If you decide to communicate with Messrs. Winslow, Lanier & Co. as to the matter, I think I need hardly assure you that you may rely upon the statements they make you."

Recipient

Date

1885-01-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB020016C

Folder Set

LB020

Title

[LB020016C], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Charles John Bell, January 3rd, 1885

Microfilm ID

83:28

Publisher

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

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