[LM003054], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 20th, 1882


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[LM003054], Letter from Samuel Insull to Edward Hibberd Johnson, February 20th, 1882

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"Personal." FROM Insul to Johnson You will have 2.5% interest in Australian colonies; 5% of Gouraud's sale of Cape colonies. Discusses staying in US to become citizen; "I do not think I shall ever return home again, that is permanently" but remains an Englishman at heart. I'm glad you recognize that things are better attended to than under old regime; sometimes it's a hard matter to keep things straight. "Edison seems to rely on me a great deal" but it's hard keeping track of things in NY and Menlo. Sold European stock. Discusses his salary and high expenses; complains about his remuneration. Discusses his own transactions in Edison stocks. Don't blame TAE for delay of dynamo--it's Porter's fault. You can depend on what TAE promises so far as he himself is concerned but Goerck St. has taught him many lessons I am sure. Will send the photos you ask for. Going to theater tonight with Eaton and TAE;[OR … I am going to the theatre tonight (Monday) upon the invation of Major Eaton. Mrs[?] Edison & a party are going . Mrs Harrison was asked but refused. Why I know not I am just off to see. Mrs Edison has taken a box for Arion Ball at Madison Sq. She has has askedme to go & I must do so or els. She will draw comparison between my actions when she asks me my actions with Mrs Harrison asked me to go Childrens Carnivals. You know I don't dance so balls are the greatest boredom to me. But I have just heard that the arion is rather lively especially as it gets late and the demi monde put on




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