[LB038421], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co, Daniel Weld, March 19th, 1890


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[LB038421], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co, Daniel Weld, March 19th, 1890




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


March 19. 90
Daniel Weld, Esq., Secretary
The Edison Phonograph Toy Mfg. Company.

95 Milk St., Boston, Mass.
Dear Sir:-
I have confirmed elsewhere my telegram to you of this morning, which is the result, first, of certain information which I have received from Mr. Insull since his return from Europe a few days ago; and, second, the communication addressed by Mr. Yeomans to you as Secretary of the Company, from Paris, under date 2nd instant. Mr. Yeoman's impertinence is simply amazing, and there is only one way in which his communication can be answered, that is, by severing immediately all connection with him and withdrawing such power as has been conferred upon him. You should instruct Mr. Hutchinson, in London, immediately, to obtain from Mr. Yeomans any documents that he may have, giving evidence of his connection with the Toy Company, and I particularly want you to obtain from the letter which I gave him accrediting him from Mr. Edison. Mr. Yeomans has abused his power most shamefully [remainder of page illegible] but knowing as I do that the Directors of the Toy Company will, with myself, realize the foolishness of continuing these unpleasant and unprofitable relations, I preferred that they, instead of Mr. Edison, should act. This is a matter that will admit of no delay, and I hope tomorrow to receive from you a telegram to the effect that you have taken these very necessary steps to rid the Company of so unworthy a representative.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary
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