[D8847ABQ], Letter from Sylvester Baxter to Thomas Alva Edison, August 16th, 1888


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[D8847ABQ], Letter from Sylvester Baxter to Thomas Alva Edison, August 16th, 1888

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Circumstances having delayed the placing of the Phonograph on the market, Mrs. Hemenway is very desirous to know if an exception would be made in favor of the expedition so as to permit at last one of the two that have been ordered to be sent to Mr. Gushing which he is at Zuni it being very desirable for him in his work of securing the rituals of the Zunis in their own language, so that unless he could do it now it might be a long time before he had another opportunity. The son of Prof. Edward S. Morse, who understands the working of the machine, is now with Mr. Gushing and will be there for the next month. Mr. Lathrop says that you have expressed much interest in the expedition's research, and so Mrs. Hemenway throught that although the business had changed hands, if you would kindly use your influence the favor might be granted." Most sincerely yours, Sylvester Baxter [TAE marginalia: "Say we expect to have the 1st hundred out in six weeks + I will see that 2 are reserved." E ##"Tate fix this so as to remind me of it." E]




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