[MBLB2051], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, November 2nd, 1879


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[MBLB2051], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, November 2nd, 1879

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your letters of 19th and 20th feceived last night and all contents noted. I bleieve now that we have got he instrument perfect-- It requires no extra call battery-- You can interrupt any time-- Chalks all exceedingly loud-- Man leaves Wednesday bringing two-- He also brings lathe and a number of chalks-- He has been pretty well drilled and understands thoroughly how to turn, wet, and adjust them. I should give you a long list of our experiments, but Edison told me not to, as he would dictate a long letter to Griff for you giving you theories and practice-- No such compromise as you speak of at Saratoga ever took place it is all bosh; Ediso is not the man that ever seeks to compromise always believing he has the best if he ever finds he has not, he generally calls on his genius for more invention instead of talking compromise. Edison appreciates the situation in re to the irrevocable power of attorney and broadl and flatly refused it to Gouraud. I believe he recalled the fact that had done so with Harrington, and had had it thwon up in his fact frequently afterwards-- He seemed pleased with the plan you suggested and I think he will write you about it himself-- He told me that he wanted you to keep him posted on these matters and that he should sign nothing of importance without first consulting you. [Moore?] will expalin all about chalkes even if Edison dont write If he don't I will.




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