[LM022151], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, September 14th, 1888


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[LM022151], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, September 14th, 1888

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"The mail for tomorrow’s steamer closes in the morning. I send this thinking that something may occur to cause you to change your intention to return-expressed in yesterdays message-in which case you would wish to have the latest information possible. ### I called on Mr. Lippincott on Tuesday about the payment. He made me a definite promise to pay the balance due by Saturday, and said he would send for me when he was ready to do so. I have heard nothing from him since and cannot surmise whether Mr. Edison’s having learned of your contract will have any effect upon Lippincott’s carrying it out. I tried to draw his fire this afternoon by sending him a note to inquire at what time I shall call the boy returned with the word that Mr. L. had gone out with Mr. Edison. Mr. Edison stopped here a moment this morning to meet Mr. Fox, whom he had telephoned us to send for. They went out at once and Mr. E. said nothing to me except to reply to my inquiry as to whether the phonographs have gone that they have him shipped to Gouraud because it is to Gouraud that he looks for his pay for them. He greeted us with his usual good nature. ### I receive a note this moment saying that Mr. L. will see me at 11:30 tomorrow. I will cable you result at once. ### Marsh [ADVERTISING MAN] has been here from Detroit. ### Has been out at the Laboratory where Mr. Edison took unusual pains to fix him out with good phonograms for their exhibition in Michigan. Marsh seems hopeful in regard to their Company and was very appreciation of Mr. Edison’s interest in their proposed exhibition. ### The house and yacht are all right. ### I sent you statement of disbursements that will go forward in same mail with this. ### I hear that Mr. Tappan is no longer Manager of the Phonograph Works, but has been made-or is acting as-Secretary. Mr. Batchelor and Mr. Edison are managing the shops]. ### I can think of no other news worthy of mention." Yours truly, Chas P. Bruch "I mentioned in a former letter that I have not delivered any of the N.A.P. stock as yet. Will make the delivery when balance of payment is handed me."




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