[D8946AAW], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, March 26th, 1889


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[D8946AAW], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, March 26th, 1889

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Referring to yours of March 5th, you say you have considered my recent correspondence and believe that the expense attendant upon the exhibition of the phonograph should be borne by me but you are willing to bear an equal share of the cost. I never proposed to pay the whole nor expressed that you should. Your January 11th letter said that you assumed that I would share the expense incurred equally with yourself. I responded on January 25th saying that I have no objection to sharing expenses and I should have control of that expenditure. I suggested and you confirmed that the phonograph should take place in your exhibit and be under the charge of Hammer but he would receive instructions from me. As it is desirable to have the phonograph exhibited in absolute quiet, I propose finding or erecting a suitable place that is at a distance from the general exhibition. It will entail further expensdes, which I expect to be covered by a smalll admittion charge to the general public. I understand that you shall not want to participate in the expense of this part and take the risk and any profit myself. # Marginalia says answered 4/12/89




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