[LB026344], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sigmund Bergmann, September 25th, 1888


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[LB026344], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sigmund Bergmann, September 25th, 1888

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"Mr. Insull informs me that you object to his representing the Manufacturing Interests when Mr. McClement makes an examination of Bergmann & Co books with a view to preparing a statement for the proposed deal with Mr. Villard. ### I think it essential that the Manufacturing Interests should be represented throughout these investigations by one man and I know of no man better fitted for this work than Mr. Insull. ### Of course he would have the assistance and advice of your bookkeeper, but I would hardly consider them (the bookkeepers) competent to deal with Mr. McClement along. ### You must remember that the matter is one of accountancy and the questions are liable to arise which will call forth considerable discussion and that if such should be the case some one with ability in such matters equal to Mr. McClement, and who is moreover familiar with our business should handle the matter on our behalf. ### I would remind you that our interests are identical in connection with this deal; that the same principles govern the settlement with each shop and that Mr. Insull's duty in each case will be to show as great an earning capacity as is consistently possible. ### I would like to hear from you on this subject by return." Yours truly [signed] TAE





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