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System Number: 11245
Date: [June 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Charles James Whistler Hanson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]


[Hanson had made an improvement upon Captain McEvoy's card fastener, and JW 'strongly deprecates Mr Hanson patenting it in his name, and urges him to see Capt. McEvoy about it']

[...] You could hardly be guilty of a greater offence to Capt. McEvoy[4] than by appropriating in this way one of his ideas and rendering it useless to himself by 'improving' upon it, and patenting, under his very nose, your version of it.

The Captain has been very good to you, and you owe him your whole education & knowledge in the particular branch you have chosen [...]

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1.  [June 1895]
Dated by sale catalogue (see below).

2.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  PLfc
Excerpt published in an unidentified sale catalogue, [Maggs, London?], (lot 2237) described as '4 pp., 8vo. Paris (June, 1895)', for sale at £6.10s.

4.  Capt. McEvoy
Captain Charles A. McEvoy (b. ca 1836), electrical engineer [more].