[D8847ABJ], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Thomas Alva Edison, July 30th, 1888


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[D8847ABJ], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Thomas Alva Edison, July 30th, 1888

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[Phila. Letterhead of Edison Phonograph and Edison Mimeograph] "As you are well aware I have been heartilly interested in the success of the Edison Phonograph on one account I am glad the sale was made and I think you and Mr. Gilliland for the respect you have shown my contract. I would be indebted to you if you could give me an opportunity to place some of your new inventions either for this State or for the country at large. I am thoroughly satisfied that the parties whom I would interst in any enterprise would meet with your hearty approvation. ### If you could give me an opportunity to place the Phonograph in South America or Mexico I think I could successfully do so in a short time. I have corresponded with Col. Gouraud upon this subject. It seems to me this matter can be handled best in this country. If Col. Gouraud would be willing to third the profits with myself and one other I could I think place the invention without any further trouble on his part. ### I would be indebted if you would be kind enough to send me a letter of introduction to Mr. Jesse H. Lippincott. I should like very much to meet the genleman and run over phonograph matters. ### Trusting that I may be able to be of some service to you in the future" I [TAE marginalia: "Write that Gouraud has everything but I am ready to talk Japanese and Chinese with a proviso. I never saw Lippincott but once & don't feel well enough acquainted to give to him/them "






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