[LB051469], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to George Edward Gouraud, October 29th, 1891


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[LB051469], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to George Edward Gouraud, October 29th, 1891




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


October 29th, 1891.
Col. George E. Gouraud, Esq.,
Little Menlo,
Upper Norwood,
Surrey, England.
My Dear Col. Gouraud:--
Mr. D.M. Yeomans, who in the Fall of 1889 made an attempt to dispose of the Toy Phonograph Company’s business in Europe, is bringing suit against Mr. Edison for alleged misrepresentation.
Mr. Edison’s Counsel desires to obtain a copy of the London “Financial News”, which contains the prospectus issued by Mr. Yeomans. I do not recollect the date of this issue, not have I any record of the same, but without doubt it is in your files or can be procured by you from the office of the “Financial News.” Will you be good enough to obtain a copy and mail it it as soon after receipt of this letter as practicable? Mr Edison’s Counsel also wishes to review the record of the suits brought against Yeomans in London In the name of the London Stereoscopic Company and the Edison United Phonograph Company. What we would especially like are the moving papers upon which an injunction was obtained. Probably the complaint formed one of the papers in this case. The complaint, if drawn according to our practice in this country would set up the patents under which the London Stereoscopic Stereoscopic Company and the Edison United Phonograph Company claimed license, and would probably set them up by number and date, if not a fuller description. Does the same practice prevail in England? If not, then it is necessary for us to have such other papers in the same suits as do contain these facts. In other words, in dealing with the case Mr. Edison’s Counsel wishes to know the exact grounds upon which the suit was based. I have assumed that it is possible for you to obtain the record of the London Stereoscopic Company’s suit, as I know of no other way in which we can get it.
Mr. Yeoman’s attorneys are pressing, and you will confer a favor upon Mr. Edison if you will give this matter immediate attention.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary.
No Enc.
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