[LB058620], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Hugo Erichsen, February 7th, 1894


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[LB058620], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Hugo Erichsen, February 7th, 1894





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


Feb. 7th, ‘94.
H. Erichsen, Esq.,
The Detroit Commercial Advertiser,
[127?] St. Aubin Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Dear Sir:--
I have received your letter of 29th ult., and also the copy of the first number of the “Phonogram” referred to therein. I am glad that the matter embodied in the numbers sent to you was found suitable for incorporation in your lecture. The publication of the “Phonogram" was discontinued some time ago. I do not know the address of the Phonographic Monthly published in London or whether it is still in existence. Such copies of it as I have seen consisted chiefly of extracts from the American publication and contained little, if any, original matter.
Your remarks concerning phonograph records are noted. The demand is for music of a popular character, and I understand that the call for high class music is not yet sufficient to warrant the companies in manufacturing it. As phonographs are introduced into the homes the class of music will be changed; it is being gradually changed now and before long a full line of classical compositions will be obtainable from The North American Phono- graph Company. I enclose herewith the November and December catalogues published by the latter Company.
 In England the Phonograph is controlled by the Edison-Bell Phonograph Corporation, Limited, London.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary.
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