[SB019010d], Clipping, January 19th, 1889

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Title

[SB019010d], Clipping, January 19th, 1889

Editor's Notes

TAE has lost $250,000 principally through the negligence of a man he made wealthy. Tomlinson was a struggling lawyer before TAE hired him. After this, Tomlinson became very successful and famous in New York as a patent lawyer. Gilliland and Tomlinson were tasked with finding a buyer for the phonograph. They reported a sale of $500,000 but TAE later found out that it was actually $750,000. Tomlinson had charged not less than $62500 to draw up a bill of sale. TAE was loath to believe he could have been tricked by a friend. TAE has severed relations with Tomlinson and Gilliland.

Date

1889-01-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

SB019-F

Microfilm ID

146:184

Document ID

SB019010d

Publisher

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