[D8955AAX], Letter from Oberlin Smith to Alfred Ord Tate, February 26th, 1889


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[D8955AAX], Letter from Oberlin Smith to Alfred Ord Tate, February 26th, 1889

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My Dear Sir:- Your letter received. I do not care particularly about the copy of the phonograph article I sent you, unless you were going to destroy it, in which case you may re-mail to me. If however, you would like to put it upon file please retain it. I should be glad if Mr. Edison would give a few moments attention to the silent points of this article, as it explains definitely the matter about which I was talking to him last Wednesday upon the occasion of our delightful visit to the laboratory. Mr. Edison then expressed to me the opinion that there might be something in my scheme of the magnetic cord or wire (as a medium or record) as pertaining to music, but very likely not in articulate speech. Will you kindly recall to him the conversation and see if there is anything in it? With regards to Mr. Edison, I am Faithfully yours, Oberlin Smith [*Attachment: The Electrical World article by Smith "Some Possible Forms of Phonograph]







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