[D8805ADA1], Letter from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Thomas Alva Edison, May 25th, 1888

Item

Abstract

[ALS] "I had only part of a day at my disposal but I shall try again, soon + shall hope to find you on deck + still open to invasion. However, [unclear] part of my [unclear] anyway. I spent an hour + a half with the phonograph in Dey Street with vast satisfaction. ### I had hope that if I could see you I might possibly get my hands on a couple of phonographs immediately instead of having to wait on them. Then all summer long I could use one of them in Elvira, N.Y. + express the way cylinders to my helper in Hartford to be put into the phonograph have the contents transferred to paper by type-writer. ### That is still my project + I meant to go down yesterday to try again, but finding I couldn't I wrote Mr. Gilliland + asked him to try + let me have a phonograph now. I can load it up while I wait for the second one, as we don't leave for Elvira tell the middle of me. ### My case is pretty against it you can give it a press and push I shall be unspeakably obliged to you." [TAE marg: "Did you answer him" E]

Date

1888-05-25

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8805ADA1

Folder Set

D8805

Title

[D8805ADA1], Letter from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Thomas Alva Edison, May 25th, 1888

Microfilm ID

121:350

Publisher

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