[LB032367], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad, N E Smith, September 20th, 1889

Item

Abstract

"Your telegram in regard to phonograph records was duly received, and I immediately wired you in reply to the effect that cylinders would have to be obtained from the North American Phonograph Company, No. 160 Broadway, New York City. I regretted very much being obliged to telegraph you thus, but Mr. Edison's contracts with the North Am. Phono. Co. preclude his selling phonographs or supplies therefore, for use in the United States, the same being obtainable only from the North Am. Phono. Co. or their authorized agents. Had Mr. Edison been at home, I am sure he would have been very pleased to have presented you personally with a few good records; but in his absence, however much we would like to gratify your desire in this connection, we are powerless to do so, for the reason mentioned above. When Mr. Edison returns from abroad, I shall bring the matter to his attention, and he will doubtless present you with a few choice records. Meanwhile, I think that the parties from where you obtained your phonograph should be able to secure some records for you." Yours very truly, A.O. Tate

Date

1889-09-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB032367

Folder Set

LB032

Title

[LB032367], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad, N E Smith, September 20th, 1889

Microfilm ID

139:685

Publisher

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