[LB020427], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, July 22nd, 1885

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Abstract

Your various letters for Edison have been received as he is away I have sent them on to him and he replies as follows ## Lamp Co. affairs. He says in all these matters such as the business in England & on the Continental & a contract with the Cie. Cont Edison of Paris-- you must be guided by your own judgment. If {illegible} what you consider in for the best interests of all Lamp Co. he will be satisfied; 2nd about Bidermann Edison says that he is such an artistic bear that even seems to be a self evident truth is probably a falsehood if coming from Biedermann's mouth & that therefore must be awfully careful of him. ## About Euorpean Co. affairs I managed to get a Board meeting and confirmed the Belgium contract. As soon as the German contract arrives I will put that through. I have never taken up the European Co. with a view to seeing that its business with the Paris companies promptly attended to & I will see that the Paris people in the future have no reason to complain. I shall have to work some body to see that I get paid for this work if the Europeans get any money.## We got an order for [950?] lamps from London [--] the other day and today we have received an order for [600?] more from the same source. I presume Dyer posts you as to all such matters however.. ## The Directors of the European Co. ordered me to cable you to obtain the best terms for the fusion of the three Paris Cos. I shall send this cable as soon as I find [illegible lines]. Which I presume you do not [illegible] as you do not reply to it. ## Hopefully you are meeting withsuccess ## I remain

Date

1885-07-22

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB020427

Folder Set

LB020

Title

[LB020427], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, July 22nd, 1885

Microfilm ID

83:226

Publisher

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

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