[D8850ABY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, July 14th, 1888


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[D8850ABY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, July 14th, 1888

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"Yesterday I received the following cable. ### 'Remarkable improvements, absolutely perfect. Will express Monday next necessary devices. Edison.' ### I sent you the following reply. 'I was about inviting leading scientists. Shall I wait? Send grams, your voice, everybody wants to hear it, those we have everybody can't understand being too muffled.'# I have had no phonograms from you since I arrived here, the two phonograms I have, are the first phonograms & the other the dialogue between yourself & myself are not sufficiently district for the ordinary hearer. I understand everything, but you spoke very loud & I spoke a little loud too. Naturally everybody wants to hear your voice, & of course I am anxious to gratify that desire. Indeed my cards of invitation make it absolutely necessary that I should produce your voice, as they read 'To Meet Mr. Edison, no presentem sed alloquantem' meaning in the voice, ere! Er! I meaning, not present but speaking to you.# I and of course delighted to receive your calbe & shall look for something very substantial. I have had no reply to my question in my cable to you of yesterday but hope to receive one to day." Yours every, Gouraud [Marginalia: "Ans. July 14/88"]; anot D8850ABZ, D8850ABX (Hamilton of same day) [could TAE recording Around the World from Oct 88 be response to this?]






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