[D8850AAX1], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, March 3rd, 1888

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Abstract

"I confirm my telegram of yesterday, as follows: ### 'Gilliland--Please have Edison and his friends photographed in the act of talking the first phonogram for Europe. Send me duplicate negatives. Important for lecturers, agents and press. I will do like-wise as regards those I have invited to receive and reply to the same.' ### Such a thing will be copied in all the illustrated papers, and will give us many thousand dollars worth of free advertising. Don't let your natural modesty, or the slight personal inconvenience, prevent your complying with this request." G.E. Gouraud [Marginalia: "Barnumized + I will furnish no data for his proposed book--He does anything in that line other than a dignified biz way we shall at once get into a row--I believe in his proposed exhibition with phonos from here + talk etc. which will be [unclear] sufficient I insist that he does not shove my name forward so prominently-but want him to talk phonogrh + not Edison-" E]

Date

1888-03-03

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8850AAX1

Folder Set

D8850

Title

[D8850AAX1], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, March 3rd, 1888

Microfilm ID

124:677

Publisher

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