[LB021117C], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, October 26th, 1885


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[LB021117C], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, October 26th, 1885

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I have your favor of October 23rd. I have seen your various letters to Mr. Edison, have handed them right over to him, and in each case he has promised to send you detailed replies. Whether he has done so, you know better than I do. He says that you do not give him all information. He wants you to go into every detail and on every little point. If you suffer from induction, he wants to know the nature of that induction and whether you get the sounds on motograph at all. Is the induction from Morse wires, from through dulplex wires, from quadrulplex wires, or from automatic wires. In all experimental work, you should remember that it is absolutely necessary for Mr. Edison to be posted on every possible detail. You may not think a thing important whereas it may give him the clue to the solution of one of your greatest difficulties. I am simply writing all this on general principles. I fancy that the Old Man has got an idea that you have bitten off more than you can chew. ##Many thanks for your detailed information as to the "WIDOW." It looks very suspicious, your pinning the various pages of your epistle with a safety pin. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN TO GET SUCH AN ARTICLE? {final word underlined}





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