[LB028428], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, February 28th, 1889


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[LB028428], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, February 28th, 1889

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You will remember my having said to you that Mr. Edison wanted to withdraw from the connection which he has established in England with Mr. Dredge on Ore Milling matters. I had a conversation with Wiley [William Halsted not Osgood] the other day, and there is no doubt that you are right in believing that he wants to get his expenses in consideration for any services which he may render. Wether or not he will retire fom this position and make some kind of contingent arrangement, I ah not prepared to say, but something could certainly be done at once, either one way or the other. Dredge, as you know, is giving the matter his attention solely on Wiley's account, and in the belief that Wiley is going to be furnished by Mr. Edison with an opportunity of making some money. It is costing smoething to maintain the plant which has been erected in England, and until you take action I cannot reply to Mr. Dredge's recent communication, setting forth his position in the matter.##Chambers' Encyclopedia. As you requested I have not communicated with these people. I think it would be an excellent idea if we could arrange to have an article written for Mr. Edison and get him to review I for this Encyclopedia, or, if this is not practicable, we should communicate with Chambers and advise them, as the will doubtless desire to arrange with somebody else for the article.





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