[D8822ABF], Letter from France. Consul (Philadelphia) to Thomas Alva Edison, December 29th, 1888


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[D8822ABF], Letter from France. Consul (Philadelphia) to Thomas Alva Edison, December 29th, 1888

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TAE marg: "Say that the whole thing is very suspicious in my mind and I consider it a financial scheme. Edison." "Ans Jan 11/89"] #### "I have been, lately, requested by a good many honorable French citizens, especially from Paris, to express an opinion regarding Mr. William Keely at this city, and his celebrated sound-motor. To comply honestly with this request, I have assisted a friend of mine in obtaining a private [unclear] of said motor at Mr. Kelly's house, but although I saw some very strange and [unclear] results, I am at a loss what kidn of answer to do to my countrymen at home. At this answer, coming from an official source, is to be taken in great consideration by many, I feel how my situation is delicate, and, with all my [unclear] for [unclear] on your, so valuable time, I resolved to write you privately, and would be extremely thankful if you would confer on me the favor of a reply on said subject. I am thoroughly incompetent in practical sciences, and would be happy to have the opinion (strictly private of course) of a gentleman, whose works and genius are, as well appreciated all over France, as in the United States." With kind regards, I have the honor to be dear sir, your respectful servant, [unclear]





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