[LB049400], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to U.S. State Dept, William Eleroy Curtis, May 19th, 1891


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[LB049400], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to U.S. State Dept, William Eleroy Curtis, May 19th, 1891




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


19th May, 1891.
William E. Curtis, Esq.,
Bureau of the American Republics,
Dep’t of State, Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:-
Mr. Edison is very much obliged for your letter of 15th instant, regarding the shipment of a phonograph to Chili. The matter is now quite clear. The reference contained in your former letter to a “phonograph for the President of Chili,” misled us, as we had no knowledge of an instrument to be shipped to His Excellency, President Salmaceda. Mr. Edison had, as you say, some correspondence with the Hon. William Henry Trescot, of your City, with respect to a phonograph for the University of Chili, the history of which is detailed in your letter correctly. The matter of presenting a phonograph to the University mentioned in the hands of the Edison United Phonograph Company, New York City, and I am forwarding them your communication now under acknowledgement, with the request that they communicate with you direct. I have no doubt that when the officials of the Company are ready to forward a phonograph to Chili they will be glad to facilitates to Secretary Blaine for complying with the request of President Bamaceda. They will doubtless communicate with you upon this subject.
Yours very truly,
Private Secretary
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