[D8805AAX], Letter from George Cory to Thomas Alva Edison, February 21st, 1888


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[D8805AAX], Letter from George Cory to Thomas Alva Edison, February 21st, 1888

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"By accident I noticed an account in this "Eve Sun' of your dispatching an agent in search of a 'certain substance' of vegetable growth, without knowing the locality of its origin. Now it occurred to me at once that it was worth while my [unclear] you without delay as I have a faint idea that my information will be of value to you. Some years ago I was largely connected with shipping matters that to do wish miscellaneous cargoes arriving from all parts of the world: on one occasion I remember a consignment coming to a European Market of a certain Fibre, [unclear] then send [unclear] which has peculiar qualities. As far as I can remember at this moment it was not marketable as a material used in manufacture of fabrics, + I think I recalled has incombustible. I don't think any more has shipped I have very strong connection that I could procure most valuable information for you. I will set to work + try to place all the Circumstances + people [unclear] therewith, as it is sometime since. But one thing is certain I do know the locality from where it came but not the name of the article. I could get in communication with all the parities in London directly on [unclear] you views + would be happy to meet you if you desire. [unclear]" TAE marg: "Write to say that it is not a fibre but a vegetable wax for the phonograph I am after"]






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