[D8818AOH], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Frank McGowan, July 2nd, 1888

Item

Abstract

Replying to letter to TAE from May 21st. Says that TAE indicated that must "quick season the bamboo by fire, as all which we receive not seasoned has dry rot and is consequently useless." Indicates that Tate regularly forwards McGowan's letters to Johnson. Then references the phonograph, to go on the market soon, as a device he's been using for dictation over the previous weeks. Briefly describes its unveiling in Europe. References the Lab, and TAE's building of a phonograph factory. Briefly discusses Insull's success and holiday plans. References the upcoming presidential election (Cleveland/Thurman and Harrison/Norton). Finishes by stating, "For the present, TAE does not want you to return. I will let you know when he wants to regulate your movements."

Recipient

Date

1888-07-02

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8818AOH

Folder Set

D8818

Title

[D8818AOH], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Frank McGowan, July 2nd, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:410

Publisher

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