[D8848ABI], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, May 15th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"As the Phonograph is of no use without the wax cylinders can't we patent the cylinder in Canada and allow the agents to manufacture, and thereby comply with the patent laws and give full protection to our entire trade by so doing? ### Cockerill sends me the enclosed letter, which he took from the waste basket, to give us an idea of the thousand or more crank letter which they have received since the phonograph article was published. He has asked me to come up and see him in regard to furnishing them with Phonographs. ### I want to mention to you one fact which I may forget later on; without detracting anything from Lathrop's efforts in working up the press, Price of the Electrical Review did a great deal of good work by personally visiting a great many newspaper people and doing what he could to whoop the thing up. ### Notwithstanding the bad weather, the Phonograph at the Club is attracting crowds. ### I sent over one agent today and others will be coming along very soon and I will have your school room in full blast very soon." Yours truly, E.T. Gilliland [Marginalia: "File phono"]

Date

1888-05-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8848ABI

Folder Set

D8848

Title

[D8848ABI], Letter from Ezra Torrance Gilliland to Thomas Alva Edison, May 15th, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:323

Publisher

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