[D8849AAL], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, May 8th, 1888


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[D8849AAL], Letter from Everett Frazar to Thomas Alva Edison, May 8th, 1888

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"I have your letter of the 2nd inst., from which I note that you think it will be almost imperative that a trained expert shall take charge of the Phonograph machines and instruct the people in Japan and China how to use them. As I have already mentioned to you, I am very desirous that my firms, representing your system of lighting in Japan, China and Korea, should also introduce your Phonograph, for I feel confident that both Mr. Lindsley and Mr. Wetmore are just the gentleman who could do this successfully and give it their personal attention. I am writing, asking them to cable me back a word or two upon receipt, which will be within about 4 weeks, stating whether they wish to undergo the expense of sending out an expert as suggested by you. If you are quite confident that it would be unsafe to send an instrument out, without it is at once placed in the hands of an expert, I would suggest that we do not ship any, just for the present. Meanwhile, we will let the matter remain in status quo, until I receive a cable reply." ## "P.S. "Could you let Mr. Tate send to my son [unclear] a ticket or [unclear] open your interesting weekly lecture in the laboratory." [Marginalia: "Tate you might send his son a ticket?"]




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