Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Charles J. Bell, January 22, 1917
American Security & Trust Co
Washington D C
January 20 1917
Dr Alexander Graham Bell
My dear Mr Bell:—
I enclose herewith a letter just received from Mr McCurdy in which he now makes, for the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, a definite offer of $4,000 cash, $25,000 in preferred stock and $25,000 in common stock of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation for the A E A patents, and states in his letter that he and Mr Curtiss believe the offer should be accepted. As you are the more largely interested in the matter than anyone else, from a financial point of view, will you not advise me what your wishes are.
As I have informed you before, the Curtiss Company is by no means in strong financial condition, but it is quite possible that if the war keeps up a complete change in their affairs might take place and their stock become valuable, so that there is a speculative pos