[LB027685], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, January 11th, 1889


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[LB027685], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, January 11th, 1889

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"I wrote you a few days ago, stating that I was arranging to make an exhibition of the phonograph at the coming Paris Exposition. I had in mind at the time certain details in connection with this exhibition which I was not quite prepared to explain, but which I will refer to more particularly in this present letter. My object in advising you briefly of my intention, was to forestall any preparations which you might have been entering upon in the same direction, as you of course understand, that considering the extent to which my inventions are to be exhibited, it would not be proper to have the phonograph placed anywhere except within my own circle. I have not made any accurate calculation as to the expense which will be incurred in connection with the phonograph exhibit, but I assume that you will share this expense equally with myself. I, of course, refer only to the phonograph exhibit, the benefits to be derived from which will accrue in your interest as well as my own." Yours very truly, [signed] TAE [Marginalia" I have expected to hear from you on this subject in the belief that you have some suggestions to make and which I will be very glad to receive. TAE"]




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