[LB050252], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Dick (A.B.) Co, Albert Blake Dick, July 6th, 1891


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[LB050252], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Dick (A.B.) Co, Albert Blake Dick, July 6th, 1891




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


6th of July, 1891
A.B. Dick, Esq., President,
A.B. Dick Company,
Chicago, Ills.
Dear Sir:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 24th ultimo, in which you quote an extract from a letter that you have received from Mr. J. Lewis Young, of London, England. In reply I beg to say that the statements made by Mr. Young are, so far as I am concerned, entirely gratuitous and unauthorized.
During the year 1889 I have a license to your Company pertaining to the sale of mimeographs in foreign countries, the terms of which were exclusive, and in which your rights are fully set forth.
Mr. Young's statement to the effect that he regards himself an d those interested with him as having an absolute right to sell a copying apparatus called the Edison Mimeograph. I cannot regard as seriously or earnestly intended, for the reason that Mr. Young must be aware that I have never authorized him to use my name in any connection whatsoever, and he certainly ought to know that will not permit him to make an unauthorized use of it.
Yours very truly,
(signed) Thomas A. Edison
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