W1730 TO DR. CALVIN BROOKS MCQUESTEN from William Dunn
Apr 5 1885
To: 784 Lexington Ave., New York City
Your letter did not reach me until late last evening. As the Car Models are at Clinton Street1 [sic]. With the exception of one at the Institute,2 I will not be able to attend to the business at 11 A.M. Monday as requested. Having a previous engagement. I will attend to the matter without delay and notify you. I will write you more fully within tonight or tomorrow evening.
Wm. [William] Dunn
1 Calvin Brooks was awaiting the arrival of the models but several mix-ups prevented him from acquiring them for some time and it is not absolutely certain whether or not he received them at all (W1728). It appears that Dunn was giving up his machine patents and models as repayment for money that Calvin Brooks' brother, Isaac, had invested in the patents. See W2554a.
2 This refers to the "American Institute," at which Dunn wanted to exhibit some of his machines, see W1709.