[LB027580], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Dyer and Seely, December 31st, 1888


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[LB027580], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Dyer and Seely, December 31st, 1888

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"I enclose herewith a letter from Col. Gouraud under date 22d November, in regard to Mexican patents; also a letter dated Oct. 15th, addressed to Col. Gouraud by Luis Mendez, together with a copy of Decree issued by President Diaz under date 29th September, 88, granting a 10 year patent to Mr. Edison on the phonograph and phonograms. ### I see by your letter to me of 27th instant that you have received from Col. Gouraud a list of foreign patents, on the phonograph, which he has applied for and obtained. I presume that this list will include the Mexican patent above referred to and that you have obtained from Col. Gouraud information in regard to the Cases which are covered by this Mexican patent. My idea is that if this Mexican patent is going to limit any important U.S. patent, we should recognize the former by paying the fee of $150 now due thereon in which case it would be desirable to include in a future patent, if possible, the material which is covered by the patents that we refused to recognize. You will of course know what is best to do under the circumstances. When you are writing Senor Mendez, I wish you would explain to him the reason why his correspondence has been neglected. ### Please return Gouraud's letter attached when you are through with it." Very truly yours, AO Tate





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