[D8850ACX], Phonogram from Joseph Pulitzer to John Albert Cockerill, September 1st, 1888


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[D8850ACX], Phonogram from Joseph Pulitzer to John Albert Cockerill, September 1st, 1888

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Transcription of phonogram from Mr. Joseph Pulitzer to Jr. John A. Cockerill, N.Y. World: "I have just enjoyed the most agreeable afternoon of my entire European journey, thanks to the courtesy and kin kindness of Colonel Gouraud, a representative Edison. ### I believe that Edison is the greatest mind that we have produced, at least in our generation; all military and other glories stand aside. I have just now enjoyed what I believe to be a perfect demonstration of his phonograph, hearing the reproduction of the human voice, not only in the one form or phase but in at least a dozen, from the most exact language of conversation to a variety of musical instruments. I think the reporters of our paper had better look out, especially the shorthand men. I think the phonograph is apt to take the place of the latter, in some respects. ### Well, goodbye, I hope you will take good care of yourself. ### This is the first day of September, about six o'clock in the afternoon. I am in Norwood, near London, it’s a part of London. Let me know how the presidential campaign is getting on." Goodbye again. Joseph Pulitzer Little Menlo, London. ### J.P. that's the signature. [see D8818AUE about shipment of this and other cylinders]






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