[LB051359], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Miss J T Spalding, October 19th, 1891


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[LB051359], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Miss J T Spalding, October 19th, 1891





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


Edison Building,
New York,
October 19th, 1891.
Miss J.T. Spaulding.
Box 179,
Dedham, Mass.
My Dear Miss Spaulding:-
Mr. Edison desires me to thank you for your kind letter of the 13th instant. I cannot say now definitely what will be done in respect to the Toy Company, but I have very strong hopes that a satisfactory solution of the problem will be arrived at before a great while. I know that Mr. Edison has been very unfairly criticized in this connection, but I think the record shows very clearly he is in no way responsible for the present unfortunate state of affairs. He made an offer to the stockholders which they declined to accept, outvoting me at the last annual meeting. I cannot speak with certainty of the Company’s prospects because I am in no position of authority in its councils, nor is Mr. Edison. My hope for the future is based upon my belief that the people in interest will not allow a valuable property to remain unproductive for an indefinite period.
This letter embodies my personal opinion and is in no way intended as an indication of the intentions of each or any of the parties in interest for none of whom can I speak.
Yours truly,
A.O. Tate
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