[D8961AAV], Letter from Edwin M Fox to Thomas Alva Edison, December 4th, 1889


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[D8961AAV], Letter from Edwin M Fox to Thomas Alva Edison, December 4th, 1889

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For intersting Spanish reading I send you enclosed a clipping from an influential Mexican paper, just received by me, from which you can see that the descendants of Montezuma continue in ecstacies over the phonograph. Their admiration for you finds voice in such expressions as "Rey de los inventores" and "Gen io del Mundo."##I forgot to mention to you the other day that as one ofmy first steps in Mexico I extened an invitation to the Mexcian Commissioner of Patents to examine the machine. He came to the hotel and I took particular pains in explaining all the details, and pointing out to him the broad scope of your invention. As the result I can say that should any of "the gentlemen on the other side" hereafter turn their eyes toward Mexico with a view to obtain patents for "graphophones" they will meet with a cheerless reception.





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