[X154A4FL], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, December 11th, 1885

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead of Edison Co. for Isolated Lighting] Yours of 12/10 received; you don't conduct business properly; everything goes wrong because you fail to communicate effectively; you treat subordinates with "suspicion and contempt"; I hate to do anything in such a bungling manner that it is certain to fail; I only sent the man to Washington without material and proper instruction to gratify you; if you had only met at my office with Hutchinson and me for 15 minutes things would have gone differently; it would then have been an act of the constituted executives of the co. acting in a business matter, not the personal request of the president on behalf of a friend.

Date

1885-12-11

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A4FL

Folder Set

X154A4

Title

[X154A4FL], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, December 11th, 1885

Microfilm ID

Publisher

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