[D8805ADQ1], Letter from Charles Force Deems to Thomas Alva Edison, June 18th, 1888


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[D8805ADQ1], Letter from Charles Force Deems to Thomas Alva Edison, June 18th, 1888

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"I regret very much that I had almost no opportunity of speaking with you on my late visit to the Laboratory, which to me was profoundy interesting. ### In common with all of your countrymen I have had a certain [unclear] of interest in you, which has not abated since my own Dr. Frank M. Deems has been in your employ. A father's solicitude makes me concerned that what he does shall he set [unclear] and profitable to you. Circumstances have compelled him to abandon a profession in which his natural talents and his acquirements seemed to provide [unclear]. He does not know that I write this, but any kind encouragement from you will be greatly appreciated. ### Mr. Wiley told him I if I understood right that a reversed cylinder of the phonograph on which was a time, produced and the [unclear] which make a time in which there was melody and harmony. I should be glad to have a number of times subjected to the same process to see whether there is a law in my series of phenonmenon which can be utilized." Most respectuflly, Charles F. Deems [TAE marginalia: "Wiley-What does he mean?"]




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