[LB027133], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to James Dredge, November 22nd, 1888


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[LB027133], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to James Dredge, November 22nd, 1888

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"There seems to have been a little misunderstanding as to the object I had in view when I sent Mr. Wiley to England with the Ore Milling machine. The arrangements which were entered into for making an exhibit at the Crystal Palace were not at all in accord with the understanding that I had with Mr. W. H. Wiley. It was not my intention to make any public exhibition of the process, but to have it shown to yourself and only such friends of yours as you might desire to have see it. I wrote to Mr. Osgood Wiley about two weeks ago, telling him that I did not wish to have the machine exhibited at the Crystal Palace and instructing him to consult you with regard to where you wish the exhibition to be made for the benefit of yourself and your friends. Mr. Wiley was instructed further by me not to open the boxes containing the machinery until I gave the word that certain matters pertaining to patents, which are not now in proper shape, had been adjusted. As soon as the obstacle in this connection has been removed I will advise Mr. Wiley and also yourself. Meanwhile, I presume you will arrange facilities for exhibiting the machine in accordance with my original understanding with Mr. W. H. Wiley." Yours very truly, [signed] TAE





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