[LB049582], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison United Phonograph Co, June 3rd, 1891


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[LB049582], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Edison United Phonograph Co, June 3rd, 1891




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


3 June, 1891.
To the Foreign Committee of the Edison United Phonograph Company.
Dear Sirs:-
I enclose herewith a letter from Professor Barker, of the University of Pennsylvania, relative to furnishing a phonograph to Prof. Herman, of Konigsberg University, for use in connection with the scientific investigation of the mechanism of speech. The Trustees of the Elizabeth Thompson Sience Fund (circular in regard to which is also enclosed), to whom Prof. Hermann made application for the phonograph in question, have been authorized to expand three hundred dollars to aid Prof. Hermann to carry out his plans, and as much of this [illegible] as may be necessary is available for the purchase of an instrument. I would strongly recommend that the application of Prof. Bowditch be granted, and a phonograph of the latest and best construction furnished to Prof. Hermann just as soon as the new machines are ready for delivery. I would also recommend that the same be supplied at half price. This matter was previously brought before Mr. Jesse Seligman, and it is at his suggestion that I now refer the letter of Prof. Barker to yourselves. Trusting that it will meet with your favorable consideration
I am, yours very truly,
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