[D8847ADI], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1888


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[D8847ADI], Letter from Franck Zeveley Maguire to Thomas Alva Edison, November 24th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"I have intended writing you for several days past but the exhibitions have kept me extremely busy. We have had hundreds of visitors and without exception every one has been delighted. Among our guese were Ex President R.B. Haoyes, Hon. Jos Medill Ed. Tribume, Ex Postmaster General Hatton, Mr. Raste Ed. Staate Zeitung, Gov. [unclear] etc etc. All these gentlemen express themselves satisfied of the business utility of the machine. All the newspapers commented favorably, with one exception about the machine. The Inter Ocean made a decided attack on the machine. This was done by a new and fresh reporter. The editors of the paper express regret at the article but have not the manliness to correct. I have authoirzed a friend to offer this [unclear] editor $500 for the discharge of the reporter and correction of the article. I do not think the article has done any harm but it embarrasses me to know that this attack was made right under my nose. ### We have had more trouble about batteries than anything else. No batteries were sent. Neither was a mouth piece sent. Can you have sent a half dozen blank cylinders and some good musical records. ### When will we be able to get a phonograph for President-elect Harrison? I presume Mr. Dale has spoken to you about this. We are desirous of making a fine exhibition for him." Yours very truly, F.Z. Maguire




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