[LB029086], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, April 12th, 1889


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[LB029086], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to George Edward Gouraud, April 12th, 1889

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"Extract from your letter under date March 26th, 1889: ### "As it is desirable to have the phonograph exhibited in circumstances of absolute quiety, and with every convenience and comfort, I am of opinion that the noise of your exhibits would be very prejudicial to it in this respect. In this Mr. Hammer agrees with me, and I purpose providing for this – and indeed have already taken steps to that end- by either finding or creating some suitable place at a distance from the general Exhibition. This of course will entail further heavy expenses, which I expect to be covered by a small charge of admission to the general public, and complimentary tickets can be issued to the nobility and other people of importance, who may desire to see it more thoroughly. I quite understand that you shall not participate in the expense of this part of the exhibition, for which I take the risk myself, and any profits, if there be such, which I do not anticipate will be the case, when all things are considered." ### I quote below your cablegram in response to my message, protesting against the above proposition: ### "Protest needless; no such intention." Yours truly, [signed] TAE




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