[D8850ADY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 3rd, 1888


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[D8850ADY], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, November 3rd, 1888

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"Portable Phonograph for Express Services - Civil & Military. ### I confirm my letter of 6th October with reference to the Mounted phonogram express service which I am inaugruating in this country, and I now beg to inform you that I have begun a systematic course of applications for concessions genearlly throughout the entire territory under my direction, and am hoping to, at least in some cases, succeed, and am anxious to include, if possible, the exclusive right of Phonograph Talking Stations in the Depots and Passenger Stations of the Railway Companies. I would therefore here again urge upon you the extreme advisability of giving your earliest attention to the devising of some special portable machine for this messenger or phonogram express serivce, which machine would be equally adapted to military purposes, and for which I can assure you of an enormous demand; in fact I am in a position to say that if such a portable instrument can be devised, I am prepared to give you an order for 10,000. ### Please give your early attention to this matter as it interests me greatly, and your advice will be highly appreciated." Yours sincerely, G.E. Gouraud. [Marginalia: "Say I am making a 1/8 size phono complete will send photograph in week or two E." "Ans Dec 4/88"]




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