[X154A7EA], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, September 7th, 1888

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Abstract

[typed] "I am surprised at your request of me, and more especially at the grounds upon which you base it. The claims of Mr. Edison, if I understand the language used, are: 1) That no royalty was ever paid him upon the phonograph by the old Co.; 2) that they recouped themselves for the $10,000 paid him by keeping all the royalties due him; 3) That they were to pay him the further sum of $50,000 and never did so; 4) That a mutual release of the obligations of the Co. and Mr. Edison was executed and the phonograph thereby became worthless except to Mr. Edison. ## If these statements are correct I will agree that the Co. shall be put into liquidation and wiped out of existence, and made no further the subject of controversy, simply taking such compensation as his scheme proposes."

Date

1888-09-07

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A7EA

Folder Set

X154A7

Title

[X154A7EA], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, September 7th, 1888

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Publisher

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

Timestamp

September 7, 1888