[LB057074], Letter from Thomas Maguire (Edison Employee) to Antonia K L Dickson, February 15th, 1893


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[LB057074], Letter from Thomas Maguire (Edison Employee) to Antonia K L Dickson, February 15th, 1893




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


February 15, 1893.
My dear Miss Dickson,
Having been absent from this office on Monday and Tuesday, I did not receive your note until this morning. I called to day at the Press Clipping Bureau which supplies the newspaper articles concerning Mr. Edison, my object being to obtain for you if possible copy of an article that appeared in the "New York Evening Sun" some years ago descriptive of McGowan's South American wanderings in quest of bamboo fibre, and from which you could doubtless compile much interesting matter. Unfortunately my effort was in vain, as the paper was not on file at the Bureau. I may be able to find this particular clipping at the Laboratory. I expect to go there on Friday or Saturday of this week and will then institute a search for it, and if successful you will hear from me without delay. If you cannot wait so long, Mr. Miller, of the Laboratory, would I am sure be glad to oblige you by looking in the clippings for the article in question. I think it occupied an entire page of the SUN and should be easy to find. It was published in the latter part of the year 1888 or early in 1889.
With reference to the phonograph, I am sending to you by this mail, under separate cover, several pamphlets, embodying testi- monials from users of the instrument, descriptions of phonographic outfits, and instructions for operating the machine etc. I am also sending to you copy of THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, issue of June 17, 1891, which contains an article by F. R. Colvin entitled "The Phonograph in Business." These I hope will be of assistance to you. In this connection I would suggest that you consult Miss McRae, whom I think you know, and who should be able to supply you with an abundance of data on the subject of the phonograph.
If there is anything further that I can do for you, command me
Yours respectfully,
Thomas Maguire
Miss Antonia K. L. Dickson,
No. 166 Cleveland St., Orange, N. J.
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