[D8960AAL], Letter from Everett Frazar to Horace Newton Allen, February 6th, 1889


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[D8960AAL], Letter from Everett Frazar to Horace Newton Allen, February 6th, 1889

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"I have the honor to inform you that my firms in Japan and China, Frazar & Co., have been appointed by Mr. Thos. A. Edison his special agents in those countries and Korea for the introduction of his Perfected Phonograph. We are about sending an expert to Japan with several new instruments and shall have occasion to bring some to the attention of the different departments of the Korean Government very soon. It is the desire to both Mr. Edison and myself that you should have the opportunity of hearing and testing this now speaking machine which I feel confident you will agree with me is the latest and most marvelous of Mr. Edison’s inventions. This afternoon Mr. Edison is sending a gentleman, Mr. Miller, to Washington for the purpose of giving an exhibition before the Commissioners of the Patent Office. I shall take the liberty of hanging Mr. Miller a letter of introduction to you and shall feel obliged if you will grant him an interview with the Phonograph. I shall also be very glad if you will speak to a few of your personal friends such as Judge Denny and Minister Dismere, and Mr., Miller will take with him the recording cylinders for use in Seoul upon an instrument sent by me with our expert. Your friends will then have the pleasure of hearing your own voice, as though you were personally present. These might serve as introdcutories to our expert when showing the Phonograph, and you will do me a favor by advising the Government that a full supply of our original Perfected Phonograph will be sent to that country shortly, the extensive Edison laboratory being not in full operation and [---] on about 30 complete talking machines per day.### I hope to be in Washington within a few weeks and shall have the pleasure of calling upon you. Thanking you in advance for your kindness and attention to Mr. Miller,"




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