[D8946ABA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to William Joseph Hammer, April 2nd, 1889


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[D8946ABA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to William Joseph Hammer, April 2nd, 1889

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Thanks for your prompt reply to my telegram. Have you got consent to make a change for hearing the phonograph somewhere within the exhibition grounds? I believe it would be better to have the phonograph at some other place for the general public because we would reduce the expenses for myself and Edison to bear. If there should be a large surplus, I would be happy to give you a substantial interest for your personal supervision of it. I've been told that rules prohibit any charge within the grounds but if you make a strong case to the authorities they will no doubt grant you the exhibition. Make it clear that there will be phonographs in the Edison exhibit and one phonograph available to distinguished persons. Edson tells me he will ship ten complete machines on the 10th of this month. Have uou received any machines yet and are they complete as regards spectacles? If so, send over 3 or 4 for use duing the next 3 weeks and I will have them back in Paris in time for the exhibition. I plan to go to Paris early next week.




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