[D8847AAN], Letter from George Parsons Lathrop to Thomas Alva Edison, May 27th, 1888


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[D8847AAN], Letter from George Parsons Lathrop to Thomas Alva Edison, May 27th, 1888

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"Mrs. Hemenway is exceedingly pleased with the idea of having a chance to see the phonograph. It is lucky I came on here at once, because she was already egagements for all the days except Saturday. ### The practicable way of working the things seems to be this. Hamilton and King to leave New York by the 1 P.M. Shore Line express, Friday, which lands them in Boston at 7 P.M. There I will meet them, at the Boston + Providence R.R. station + from the same station we take the next train out here, where comfortable quarters will be provided for them. ### This will give them plenty of time, during the evening + early next morning to set up the machines + get them into good working order. ### Then, in the forenoon, Mr. H + a few of the household will test the powers of the phono. In the afternoon there will be a little lunch party + reception, when a number of invited friends including the Forbeses will be present. ### This will enable Hamilton + King to get through pack up their traps + catch a train landing the in N.Y. again early Sunday morning. ### I don't see any other way of arranging it, and this plan will occupy only a little over 36 hours of their time. The heavy stuff can be shipped to me here [address follows]. ### Mrs. H. says there will be no difficulty in getting all the friends out here; it is to near the city, + besides to many of them have places in the vicinity. ### I am going ahead with raising capital for the amusement Co., + have assurances that it will be forthcoming whenever required. I hope matters with regard to that Co. will be pushed."






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