[D8818AQT], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, August 3rd, 1888


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[D8818AQT], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, August 3rd, 1888

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Includes four transcribed cablegram messages, the second with handwritten correction. "I beg to confirm the following cablegrams sent by us and received from you:- #Gouraud, Norwood. 'Edmunds leaves here Saturday with Graphophone to exhibit before Societies. Have sent apparatus to fix your two old instruments which will give you three good ones. I send by Gilliland, who also sails Saturday, several dozen loud phonograms music and voices which can be heard small audience. Better arrange quick several exhibits before Societies to come off soon as Gilliland arrives. Answer if you can do so.' (Signed) 'TAE' #TAE, Orange. 'Letters mailed to-day all Societies proposing earliest dates also at homes to most distinguished Scientists everything now depends on you only support me with machines quickly and amply and all honor and profit will be ours glad you realize importance first appearance equally so everywhere cable number and dates I can rely on for other countries so can make similar pro-[handwriting begins]posals all European capitals Grapho already working press.' #TAE, Orange. 'Your letter 24 implies we have three new motors; have only two; send other by Gilliland, also pulleys complete for one machine.' #Gouraud, Norwood. 'Did not state was sending number of machines as your cable implies. You will have three good ones when extras arrive. Hope to send six new machines within thirty days, after which large factory will supply quantities. TAE.'




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