[D8803ABA], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888


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"I am in excellent position at the present time to take hold of and push with energy a good two hand speedy Type-writer, and as I believe there is money in such a machine if it could be placed upon the market soon, I would be glad to have you advise me whether it would be possible for you to perfect and instrument of this kind, within the next three or six months, which will answer all requirements? I write you in regard to this matter for the reason that I have been offered a Type-writer, recently invented by a party living at Washington, D.C. which is quite new in principle, and which I would be inclined to take hold of provided I cannot get one from you." Hoping to hear from you soon, I am Very truly yours, A.B. Dick [Marginalia: "Can't do it within the time have man experimenting"] "P.S. Can you advise me where I can get one of the Phonograph Dolls? My little daughter has been begging for one for over a year, ever since I told her that such a possiblitly was before her, and I am anxious to get one for her by Christmas time if possible, but do not know where to look for it." A. B. Dick [Marginalia: "Tell Him]








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[D8803ABA], Letter from Albert Blake Dick to Thomas Alva Edison, December 1st, 1888

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