[D8807ACA], Letter from Horace Townsend to Alfred Ord Tate, September 5th, 1888


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[D8807ACA], Letter from Horace Townsend to Alfred Ord Tate, September 5th, 1888

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This morning I received a letter from Lanthrop. He is staying with Ross Winans at Newport and cannot get away to do that article on TAE for the North American Review about which he has written to you. He therefore wants me to come down to Orange and see you about it. He suggests me going through the [---] [--] books with you and then chatting with TAE so that I can tough out the article and send it to him. Can you write to me and tell me the most convenient day for me to come down next week? The matter must be in by September 20 so you can see there is not much time [-----]. # By the way I send an Epoch with a story of mine "The Unexpected Witness" which I think is an early appearance of the phonograph in fiction. Will you read it and tell me if I have preserved the probabilities? I see too that the Pall Mall Gazette has used one of only phonograph illustrations in a recent number. TAE marg: "Tate = you can help him out on it"





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