[D8963AAV], Letter from Michigan Phonograph Co, John L Butterfield to Thomas Alva Edison, June 17th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"Permit me to again trouble you in reference to the meeting of the Michigan Press Association and the exhibition of the phonograph which I shall give at that time. ### I have just had a talk with Mr. Brearly, the President of the Association, and he is extremely anxious to have a phonogram from Mr. Edison - if possible. ### Probably the best known man in newspaper circle, is Mr. Geo. P. Rowell of newspaper advertising fame, and I write to know if it would be convenient to have him visit the Laboratory and prepare a phonogram for this meeting at Grand Rapids. Mr. Brearly assures me that we shall have a prominent place in the meeting, and we are very anxious to make the most it. We have a large funnel, and could, with a cylinder prepared for that purpose, make the machine talk out in meeting. We would be very glad ([–]) to receive any suggestions, as we want to give a first class general exhibition of the phonograph.### I am very much obliges to you for ordering the musical cylinders prepared. They will form a very interesting feature of the exhibition."

Date

1889-06-17

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8963AAV

Folder Set

D8963

Title

[D8963AAV], Letter from Michigan Phonograph Co, John L Butterfield to Thomas Alva Edison, June 17th, 1889

Microfilm ID

128:72

Publisher

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