Edison white wax "Perfected" era cylinders, Nos. 23 thru 44Additional title: Good night ladiesAdditional title: Merrily we roll alongAdditional title: Fifth Regiment march
NamesWhitehead, James, Sir, 1834-1917 (Commentator)Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 (Commentator)Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 (Addressee)Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898 (Host)Gouraud, George Edward, 1841-1912 (Host)Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, Marquess of, 1847-1934 (Commentator)Rowton, Montagu William Lowry-Corry, baron, 1838-1903 (Commentator)Fowler, John, Sir, 1817-1898 (Commentator)Gouraud, George Edward, 1841-1912 (Commentator)Hunter, William Wilson, 1840-1900 (Commentator)Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (Commentator)Broadley, Alexander Meyrick, 1847-1916 (Commentator)Raikes, Henry Cecil (Commentator)Yates, Edmund, 1831-1894 (Commentator)Wood, Henry Trueman, 1845-1929 (Commentator)Dredge, James, 1840-1906 (Commentator)Miller, Walter H (Recording engineer)Wangemann, A. Theodore E., 1855-1906 (Recording engineer)Gouraud, George Edward, 1841-1912 (Recording engineer)Issler, Edward (Conductor)Stewart, Effie (Performer)Wangemann, A. Theodore E., 1855-1906 (Performer)Issler's Orchestra (Performer)Edison National Historic Site (Agency : U.S.) (Lender)Inventors' Institute (London, England) (Associated name)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1888-10 - 1889-03
Table of ContentsFifth Regiment March, by Issler's Orchestra, March 1889. [Edward Issler, conductor] Taken [recorded] by W. [Walter] H. Miller [originally recorded in West Orange, New Jersey; medley includes "Good night ladies" and "Merrily we roll along"] -- ["The Pattison waltz"] [originally recorded February 25, 1889 at The Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey] / J. N. Pattison -- [Around the world on the phonograph: Edison's letter to Mr. Blaine] (originally recorded in late October 1888, West Orange, New Jersey; this is believed to be the earilest existing recording of Thomas Edison's voice): [Take 1; audio very erratic] ; [Take 2; slightly erratic] ; [Take 3, good audio] -- Lord Mayor of London [Sir James Whitehead] [letter] to Edison -- Queen Anne's Lodge speeches (November 22? 1888; [Mr. Gladstone, or Prime Minister William E. Gladstone], host): Earl of Aberdeen [John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon], Earl of Mead (?), Lord Rowton [Montagu William Lowry-Corry], Sir John Fowler and the Civil Engineers of England -- Queen Anne's Lodge speeches (November 22? 1888; [Mr. Gladstone, or Prime Minister William E. Gladstone], host): Sir William Hunter (author of "Statistical survey of India") and 2 others (?) -- After dinner toast at Little Menlo (October 5, 1888): Hip hip hooray! (?) (Col. George Gouraud, host) -- After dinner toast at Little Menlo (October 5, 1888): Sir Arthur Sullivan and [brief excerpt] [A. M.] Broadley, barrister [Take 1; feedback and reverb erratic] ; [Take 2] ; [Take 3] (Col. George Gouraud, host) -- [After dinner toast at Little Menlo (October 5, 1888)]: Mr. [Henry] Cecil Raikes, Her Majesty's Postmaster General and Edmund Yates [address to Mr. Edison] (Col. George Gouraud, host) -- Col. Gouraud at Inventors' Institute, London England (November 1888, at midnight) [letter to Mr. Edison]: [Take 1; audio erratic] ; [Take 2, first part only; audio erratic] -- After dinner toast at Little Menlo (October 5, 1888): [Beginning of toast, listing some of the individuals at the dinner; audio erratic at end] (Col. George Gouraud, host) -- Mr. [Henry Trueman] Wood and Mr. [James] Dredge to Edison [audio erratic] -- After dinner toast at Little Menlo (October 5, 1888): Opening remarks ; Toasts and cheers to Edmund Yates, Sir Arthur Sullivan, [A. M.] Broadley, barrister and Postmaster General [audio erratic] (Col. George Gouraud, host) -- [Letter from] Col. Gouraud to Mr. Edison, December 12, 1888.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LT-10 9656
TopicsThomas A. Edison, IncPhonograph -- HistorySound -- Recording and reproducing -- HistoryCylinder recordingsSpeeches, addresses, etcToastsDictation recordingsSongs (High voice) with pianoWaltzesMarchesPattison, J. N. (John Nelson), 1845-1905. Pattison waltz
NotesStatement of responsibility: Whenever these cylinders are used for any purpose, please give credit as follows: U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site.Source note: The original cylinders were loaned to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound by the Edison National Historic Site in 1995. On August 27, 1995, they were transferred to 10" open reel tape by Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound staff.Source note: Title from audiotape reel container.Creation/production credits: Walter H. Miller (Cylinder operator: no. 23), Theo Wangemann (Cylinder operator: no. 24), [Thomas Edison] (Cylinder operator: nos. 25-27) and Col. George Gouraud (Cylinder operator: nos. ), recording engineers.Performers: Issler's Orchestra ; [Edward Issler, conductor] (no. 23). Effie Stewart, soprano ; Theo Wangemann, piano and opening remarks (no. 24). Thomas A. Edison, letter dictation commentary (nos. 25-27). Sir James Whitehead, Lord Mayor of London, letter dictation commentary (no. 28). Prime Minister William E. Gladstone, host ; with Earl of Aberdeen, Earl of Mead (?), Lord Rowton, Sir John Fowler and Sir William Hutton [Hunter] (nos. 29-30). Col. George Gouraud, host and added commentary ; with Sir Arthur Sullivan, A. M. Broadley, [Henry] Cecil Raikes, Her Majesty's Postmaster General, Edmund Yates, Sir Henry Trueman Wood and James Dredge, commentators (nos. 31-44)Venue: Transferred to tape by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives, New York Public Library, 1995 August 27, from original cylinders lent by the Edison National Historic Site.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 61 min.) : analog, two-track, 7 1/2 ips, NAB, mono ; 10 in.)
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 916486811NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20760460Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e1552ac0-b911-0133-bea6-60f81dd2b63c
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