[LB033339], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, October 31st, 1889

Item

Abstract

[SELECTABLE SEE ALSO D8959AFS] I beg to confirm the following cablegrams received from you and sent by me:- THOS. A. EDISON. London, Oct. 25, 1889 'After three weeks negotiation powerful syndicate Berlin bankers probably including Siemens offer immediate cash bonus fifty thousand pounds for half cash and shares they get for us from German public companies they will for on terms of your approval I advise accepting Committee leave to-morrow answer quickly." GOURAUD, NORWOOD. Oct. 25, 1889 'Is it for Germany only? Is Siemens certainly in it? Is graphophone mixed with it? Edison.' EDISON, ORANGE. London, October 26th, 1889. 'Only German; no graph. Siemens certain if can make for German Company on terms of your approval; don't hesitate.' GOURAUD, NORWOOD. October 27, 1889. 'If Siemens manufactures and Company agrees adopt American standards making no change for ten years without my approval, sell only in Germany, incorporate name phonograph, form no connection with graphone, no deductions from my proportion as my expense outside Factory investment already double yours and if I net two-fifths of all present and subsequent gross receipts of transaction and satisfactory contract drawn think I would have no objection. EDISON.'" Very truly yours, [signed] TAE

Date

1889-10-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB033339

Folder Set

LB033

Title

[LB033339], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, October 31st, 1889

Microfilm ID

139:833

Publisher

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