[LB055326], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to North American Phonograph Co, February 1st, 1892


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[LB055326], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to North American Phonograph Co, February 1st, 1892




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


Feb. 1, 1892.
North American Phonograph Co.,
Edison Building,
Broad Street,
New York City.
Dear Sirs:-
When the Automatic Phonograph Exhibition Company first commenced business they provided funds for their treasury by means of a loan, a portion of which, namely, $3,500.00, was contributed by me. On the 14th day of August, 1890, I drew a check to the order of Jesse H. Lippincott for the sum named, which said check was handed by Mr. Tate personally to Mr. Lippincott, upon the understanding that it was to be paid into the Automatic Phonograph Exhibition Company, together with a like sum which Mr. Lippincott himself was to contribute. The arrangement made by Mr. Lippincott himself involved the transfer of this money to two trustees, Messrs. Robinson and Blodgett, through whom the payments to the A. P. E. Co. were made, and who appear on the books of the A. P. E. Co. as creditors for the sum advanced by me, $3,500.00, placed to my credit on the records of the Automatic Company, and to obtain from then a proper recognition of the debt. I have consulted [a?] Counsel, Major Eaton, and hand you herewith draft of a letter prepared by him to be addressed by yourselves to the Automatic Phonograph Exhibition Co. This draft was prepared after consultation with Mr. Gottschalk, the President of the Automatic Phonograph Exhibition Co. Will you be kind enough to give this matter your immediate attention.
Yours truly,
[Thomas A. Edison?]
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