[LB028645], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Manufacturing Co, Charles Edward Chinnock, March 14th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"I beg to acknowledge receipt of our letter of 9th instant, in regard to Mr. Burke’s underground installation. In my letter to you under date Feb. 14th, I stated that we believed that the work could be done at a cost not exceeding $1,000, which was Mr. Kennelly’s estimate, and I stated that we would undertake the work in your behalf and render bills for the exact expenditure. I did not say, and did not intend to imply, that we would assume any responsibility whatever in the matter, nor do we desire to enter into any guarantees with respect of cost. The matter is simply one of indirect interest to us, and I went into it thoroughly and tried to place it before you in a proper light, because I knew you would not allow an injustice to be done any of your customers. Upon further consideration I think it would be very much more satisfactory if you would have your own men do the work. We will be very glad to render you all assistance in our power, and Mr. Kennelly has in his possession date that will be very useful to your engineers. It ought not to take long to make the proposed change, and if you will send one of your engineers up here immediately he can see Mr. Kennelly and prepare from plans which the latter has a list of material that is required. It would be well for you to take advantage of this favorable weather and get the work done before Mr. Burke commences the usual spring improvements on his property."

Date

1889-03-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB028645

Folder Set

LB028

Title

[LB028645], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Manufacturing Co, Charles Edward Chinnock, March 14th, 1889

Microfilm ID

138:1047

Publisher

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