[LB027277], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Henry W Seely, December 4th, 1888


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[LB027277], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Henry W Seely, December 4th, 1888

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"I had a conversation with you the other day, in regard to an arrangement which would permit Col. Gouraud to take out patents in short term countries without interfering with U.S. patents. Col. Gouraud has not yet a proper understanding of the effect of these short term patents on our U.S. patents, and he either cannot or will not grasp the subject. We will simply have to arrange to take care of ourselves, and I have, therefore, addressed a letter to your firm, asking you to write fully how the matter should be arranged. You out to outline a comprehensive system which would provide for your being kept posted on all Gouraud's movements with relation to patent matters, so that at any time you would be in a position to tell Mr. Edison exactly how his patent affairs stand, both in this country and all other countries. If you will furnish me with the details of such a system, I will see that Co. Gouraud puts him part of it in operation and keeps it up." Yours truly, A.O. Tate





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