[LB038227], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, March 8th, 1890


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[LB038227], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Thomas Alva Edison, March 8th, 1890




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


March 8, 1890
My dear Mr. Edison,-
In regard to properties which [illegible] J. Elliott, Jr., is working on, he came down to see me a day or so ago, and said that the list which he has was given to him by yourself. I asked him to forward me a copy of the list, which he has done, and which you will find attached. I also attach a list of mines examined and to be examined by Reed. By this time you ought go have received reports on all the mines named on his list. Elliott tells me that you made a personal examination of all the mines mentioned in his report. He says he knows a number of these are not good, but that he is simply taking them one after the other and ascertaining for what amount they can be boxed; that it is not necessary for you to accept any that you do not want, but that you will call them and take only those that you [illegible] to be desirable. [illegible[ that he does not know which of these mines you would consider [illegible], he is not familiar with your estimate of a good mine. He says that he singly reports to you on the various properties you have him [illegible[ that you make your [illegible] decision. Do you wish him to [illegible[ and report to you on day of the Mines on Elliott's list and if say will you indicate which ones? After what Reed has said to me about his now knowing what you would consider a good mine, I do not know just how to act, and therefore await your instructions.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
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