[D8805ACD], Letter from George Milton Hopkins to Thomas Alva Edison, April 14th, 1888


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[D8805ACD], Letter from George Milton Hopkins to Thomas Alva Edison, April 14th, 1888

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"I called at your laboratory two or three weeks ago to see you about several things, but somehow I failed to see you. I will briefly mention some of these things and hope to hear from you at an early day. 1. See letter enclosed. Please answer it direct 2. About a month ago I sent you a very important inquiry about your own business from the German [unclear] +Co. no signature attached. 3. I am going to repeat the lecture given about two months ago. It will now be given before the Brooklyn Institute. If you have any little novelty in connection with electric lighting which might be used in lecture will you advise me. Lecture on Apr. 26. 4. As soon as you have the phonograph perfected I want to exhibit it at my house in Brooklyn to a number of prominent citizens of that place. Giving them first some experiments in sound then showing the old phonograph then it new one. When could I probably have the instrument. I want to show it before it is widely known. In that connection I would like to make use of your phonometer. Can you lend it for that occasion? 5. If you are ready to have your laboratory described can you send on photographs. M + Co would like to have plenty of term in which to make the cuts. 6. I send you by laws of the Brooklyn Institute. It is sent to be a first class thing. Will you lend your influence by joining. See page 13 of pamphlet enclosed. ### I am aware this letter is likely to be a bore to you but it has some time which are of personal interest to you."




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