[D8850ADP], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1888


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[D8850ADP], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1888

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"Your autogrph letter, marked private, of 1st inst: is received, and I have read with great interest all you say about the marvellous improvements on the Phonograph, which according to your letter, should be shipped to me to-day. I shall await its arrival with intense interest. ### I am having to-day the 4th of my "At Homes" which promises to be as great a success as any of its predecessors; certainly as regards the distinction of my guests. I will write you particulars by next mail. ### That portion of your letter which refers to Gilliland, and Tomlinson astonishes and grieves me more than I can tell you. It seems incredible that men who have enjoyed your confidence for so long could have done anything against you. I can only hope tha teventual explanations will tend to remove many of the imputations, and that you will find that you have not suffered as you appear to think you have. The whole thing is so inconceivable to me, that it is difficult for me to believe it. ### Your voice and Laborator noises phonograms are getting worn out, so please do not fail to send me something, however short:, if only one phonogram a week, and preferably with short observations and introductions by yourself in connection with Laboratory noises, as this is quite the most fetching thing in my entire cabinet. ### I shall write you about something of great interest next week, but am pressed now for time, as the hour approaches when my guests are expected." Yours sincerely, GE Gouraud






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