[LB027099], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Pennsylvania Railroad, Robert E Pettit, November 21st, 1888

Item

Abstract

"I enclose herewith copy of a letter which I have addressed to General Manger [Pugh] with solution to Phonoplex agreement. ### While your Company may be prejudiced, upon general principles, [unclear] agreements, I myself also have a prejudice based upon now specific grounds, against permitting the use of my inventions without requiring [unclear] proper licenses. ### In my letters [?] to Mr. Pugh, above mentioned, I have referred to complications which might arise should I introduce this [unclear] into my experiments. In [unclear] am I constantly am, with a large number of patented inventions, it is very necessary that I should require the number of those inventions to obtain from me authority for each use. [unclear] show this authority to exist simply in the form of a mutual understanding, it would lay [unclear] inventions open to appropriations [unclear] could [unclear] having oral authority from me and [unclear] be very materially using my inventions under such verbal authority.### If the agreements which my Secretary Left with Mr. Hutchinson properly record your understanding of our arrangement, I wish you would be kind enough to have them executed and one copy returned to me for my files. If they do not accord with your understanding, I will be glad to consider any suggestions which you have to make." Yours very truly, [signed] TAE

Date

1888-11-21

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB027099

Folder Set

LB027

Title

[LB027099], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Pennsylvania Railroad, Robert E Pettit, November 21st, 1888

Microfilm ID

138:503

Publisher

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