[D8958ABG], Letter from U.S. Post Office Dept. Foreign Mails, Newton May Brooks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 31st, 1889

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[D8958ABG], Letter from U.S. Post Office Dept. Foreign Mails, Newton May Brooks to Thomas Alva Edison, December 31st, 1889

Editor's Notes

[written from Post Office Depatment Office of Foreign Mails, Washington DC] Sir:-- Referrig to your reply, under date of the 12th. instant, to my letter No. 88 628, of the 10th, in which your Secretary states that he was instructed to say that you regretted very much the delay which had occurred in furnishing the Postal Administration of Germany with a phonograph for the Imperial Postal Museum, and that you had that day sent an order to your factory "to ship at the earliest possible moment," addressed to this Office, two of the largest type of phonographs complete &c., for transmission to Germany; I have to inform you that as the phonographs in question have not yet reached this Department it is deemed best to advise you of the fact of their non-receipt.##If they have not been shipped, it would probably be well for you to cause the packages to be specially delivered to the postmaster in New York, advising him by letter of the nature of the contents, and to hold htem until instructed by this Department as to their disposition.##This would save expense, and the unnecessary transportation of the instruments, to sit city and return to New York for shipment to Germany.##If you will cause this course to be pursued , and so inform this Office, the postmaster in New York will be instructed without delay to despatch them to their destination, and the German Office will be advised of their shipment. I am respectfully, Your obedient servant, N. M. Brooks, Acting Superintendent Foreign Mails.

Date

1889-12-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8958-F

Microfilm ID

127:641

Document ID

D8958ABG

Publisher

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