[D8847AEK], Script, Thomas Alva Edison, 1888

Item

Abstract

"Mr. Edison's trip around the World. ### Do you know how far it is from New York to Liverpool, from Liverpool to London, from London to, O, Cala, Cala, that's French, you see? Cala and then to Paree, Paree, that's another French, I-I'm quite up in French and from Paree to Marsa, that's another one, ad from Mrsa, --to Paree and from Paree to Berlin and Berlin to St. Petersburg and from St. Petersburg to Moscow back to St. Petersburg nd from St. Petersburg to Berlin nd from Berlin to Vienna and from Vienna to MonetCarlo and then you walk back to Paris, no, no, no, You go, you go from Monte Carlo down down to Rome and then to and see the Pope and a number of other things there and then from Rome you go down--let me see, I don't know where you go then yes, you get to Cairo somehow and Alexandria and from Alexandria you go to the mouth of the Red Sea no, to the Canal and from there you go through the Canal to the Red Sea and from the Red Sea into the Gul, or, Arabian Guld ad from there to Bombay and from Bombay to Calcutta and from Calcutta to----- and the Malay Archipelago nd from there to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Shanghai and from Shanghai to Pekin and from Pekin go back to Shanghai and then n d then from Shanghai to Pekin and then you go back then to, vibrate, about four hundred times a minute and then from there to Tokio nd then at Tokio you get on the Pacific Steamship Co. and go to San Francisco and then you walk to New York. Now there, that's a pretty good trip, isn't it? You can make that trip for about four hundred and thirty five cents. That is, if you know how far it is from New York to Liverpool, from Liverpool to London, from London to Calais, O, Calais, and then to Paris, Paris, Paree, Paree, that's another French, I'm quite up in French, and from Paree to Marsa, from Marsa to Berlin, from Berlin to St. Petersburg, from St. Petersburg to Berlin and from Berlin to Vienna to Monte Carlo down to Rome and then see an then see the Pope and a number of other things there and then from Rome you go down, let me see, I don't know where you go then, you get to Cairo some how and Alexandria and from Alexandria you go to the mouth of the Red Sea and from the Red Sea to the Gulf, the Arabian Gulf and from there to Bombay and then from Bombay back to Calcutta and from Calcutta to Liverpool and the Indian Archipelago and from there to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Shanghai and from Shanghai to Pekin and from Pekin back to Shanghai and then from Shanghai to Pekin and then you go back and forth you vibrate, about forty times a minute from there to Tokio and and then from Tokio you get on the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. and go to San Francisco, and then you walk to New York, Now here, that's a pretty good trip, isn't it? You make that trip for about four hundred and thirty five cents. That is if you are an actor." [Marginalia: "This is the young Edison's second effort at dictation from Phonograph and she heard the instrument for the first time in her life not more than twenty minutes before this was written."]

Date

1888-00-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8847AEK

Folder Set

D8847

Title

[D8847AEK], Script, Thomas Alva Edison, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:277

Publisher

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