[D8850ABS1], Phonogram from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, June 30th, 1888


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[D8850ABS1], Phonogram from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, June 30th, 1888

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"Ahem. I cabled you the due receipt of your first Phonogram. It was an indescribable sensation to us all to hear perfectly distinctly the familiar tones of your voice here in England 3000 miles from where you had spoken, and ten days after. ### It is not too much to say that this event marks a new era in civilization. Everyone present who was familiar with your voice recognized it perfectly. ### The entire Press chronicled this latest triumph of your genius in appropriate terms. ### I am litterally bombarded with letters and beseiged by visitors. ### Everybody who sees or rather hears the Phonograph is of course delighted and astounded. ### I predict for the Phonograph a success beyond all precedent. ### What a blessing it is to be able to say all this to you without the trouble of writing, to say nothing of sparing you the trouble of reading my writing. [inserted: "ha,ha,ha!"] ### I congratulate you with all my heart. ### My wife and children join cordially with me in kind regards to you and yours." Very sincerely yours, George Edward Gouraud. "P.S. Hamilton is well and showing his characteristic zeal and energy."




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