[LB031072], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Ansonia Brass and Copper Co, June 26th, 1889


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[LB031072], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Ansonia Brass and Copper Co, June 26th, 1889

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"With reference to your letter of 25th instant, enclosing our communication of 20th instant, addressed to the Ansonia Brass & Copper Co., Ansonia, Conn., in which we asked if they could supply us with two strips of sheet brass, each 10 ft. long, 18 inches wide and one eight of an inch thick, we beg to inform you that your letter of 22nd inst. was turned over, in error, to one of our employees who knew nothing whatever about the order in question, and who replied the matter referred to therein. We received from Ansonia on June 21st, a telegram in reply to our letter of 20th inst. above referred to, to the affect that they should supply the brass by June 26th and asking us if we wanted it hard or soft, in response to which we immediately wired them that we preferred soft and asking them to expedite shipment as much as possible, the telegram being duly confirmed by letter dated June 22d, 89. ### In receipt of your letter this morning, we immediately wired you as follows:- ### 'Your order of [unclear] for two strips of brass, all right. Hurry it forward. [unclear]' ### We trust that this brass is already on its way to the Laboratory, as we expected to receive it to-day, and will [unclear] inconvenient [unclear] and if its delivery is delayed much longer. Please advise us by return mail regarding the matter. ### Our object in communicating direct with Ansonia, was to save time, but in future we will address all our letters to your New York Office. Our letter of 20th inst. returned herewith." Yours very truly, EDISON LABORATORY




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