[LB057046], Letter from Thomas Maguire (Edison Employee) to Eleanor Calhoun, February 9th, 1893


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[LB057046], Letter from Thomas Maguire (Edison Employee) to Eleanor Calhoun, February 9th, 1893





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


[stamped "Dictated to and transcribed from the PHONOGRAPH."]
February 9, 1893.
Dear Miss Calhoun,-
Mr. Edison referred to me your letter to him of January 1st. He was sorry to learn that your wax cylinders arrived broken, and directed me to have another shipment of fifty blanks forwarded to you. This already has had my attention, and another supply of 50 cylinders went forward to your address in Paris on February 1st, via Baldwin Brothers & Co's European Express. I was particular to see that especial care was taken in the packing of this second lot of cylinders, and trust that they will have reached you in good condition ere the reception of this letter.
Should "cylinder" authors become a factor in future civilization - and I see no reason why they should not, - the copyright law will certainly have to be amended so as to take them under its benign protection; but Mr. Edison is not yet ready to make any suggestions on this point.
I hope you are meeting with every success in Paris. I have been watching the newspapers here for some account of your debut there, but have not seen anything on the subject. Perhaps it has not yet occurred. With best wishes
Believe me yours sincerely,
Thomas Maguire.
Miss Eleanor Calhoun.
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