[D8850ADS], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Abram Stevens Hewitt, October 20th, 1888


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[D8850ADS], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Abram Stevens Hewitt, October 20th, 1888

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"I am sorry to miss seeing Mrs Hewett, and your daughter, as when I met you last in Mr Edison's Laboratory I promised you to give myself this pleasure, when they were here. They just left when I ascertained their address. ### The object of this letter is to say to you that in the first week in December there is to be a very special dinner given to the Lord Mayor of London, on which occasion it is intended to send some interesting Phonograms to America in the voices of people whose names are well known there, and much appreciated. Amongst the messages that will be sent on that occasion will be one - at my special request - from the Lor Mayor of London, to the Mayor of New-York, and the interest of the occasion in question would be greatly enhanced if I could make part of the ceremonies of that evning greetings from the Mayor of New-York to the Lord Mayor of London. To this end I have written Mr Edison to see that Phonograph is sent to you, at your convenience, in the hope that you will so much oblige me, and my friends, as to say something appropriate to the occasion in which naturally a very wide interest would be taken, as it would be the first time that the greetings of any Mayor in New-York shall have spoken to the Lord Mayor of London, with the Atlantic ocean intervening between the object and the voices. ### The Lord Mayor elect, is a first rate fellow, and is probably as good a type as has occupied the chair. More than that, his will be the 700th Mayorality. ### Trusting that you will so much oblige me as to comply with this request, and congratulating you upon your re-election." Believe me, Dear Mr. Hewett, Yours sincerely, G.E. Gouruad




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