[LB031011], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, June 22nd, 1889


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[LB031011], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, June 22nd, 1889

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Since the receipt of your letter outlining a proposition for the formation of a Company in England to conduct the phnograph and of your cablegram referring to the same subject, I have been considering what action it would be best for me to take in order to facilitate business between us, and have finally decided to send my Private Secretary, Mr. Tate, to England to co-operate with you in the work which you have in hand. ### Mr. Tate is familiar with the phonograph business as organized in this country and understands thoroughly my [unclear] witness to any foreign organizations of which I may [unclear] approve, and I desire you to discuss with and submit to him all details which may arise and plans which you may formulate in regard to the formation of Companies in your territory, my idea being that after you and he have arranged a proposition, it shall then be submitted to me for consideration, by which means we will avoid the annoyance of delays which would otherwise be incurred through your having to seek my views and learn my wishes by mail and cable. ### I want you to deal with Mr. Tate as [unclear] and freely as you would with myself, giving him every facilter to familiarize himself with your plans broadly and in detail and submitting to him all papers that he may ask for or that may be necessary to acquaint him thoroughly with the work in hand-in short, I desire everything to pass through him before reaching me and any prepositions which you have to make to be presented to me by Mr. Tate, [unclear] a code with me for this purpose, all of which will greatly facilitate your progress. ### Mr. Tate sails for Liverpool on July 2nd, S.S. "Arizona."" ### [signed] TAE [at bottom of 2nd page of above letter, Tate to Insull, date unclear "I will see you about the attached."




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