[D8959ADQ], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1889


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[D8959ADQ], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, September 7th, 1889

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"The British Association meetings commence next Wednesday and last for a week. I have received several very pressing invitations from the Committee to attend and give particulars of the latest developments of the phonograph. I am not certain if I can do so, in view of my engagements here, as I am up to my eyes in several important negotiations, but if I should manage to run down for a day or two I should very much like to take with me as the greatest novelty in connection with the Phonograph, the small Phonograph which you brought over with you. If therefore you will kindly lend it to me for that purpose, please send it with any one who is coming this way as soon as possible, and I will return it to you, or make such disposition of it as you may desire. ### P.S. ### I have no reply to my letter about prices, but presume your are cabling to the Factory about particulars. I am anxious to hear from you for the reason that I have to fix the price for 2,000 Phonographs, for which I have an offer from a large advertising firm, who propose a use for them which seems in every way advantageous."




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