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: 1888-10Date Created: 1888-11Date Created: 1888-12-12Date Created: 1889-02-25Date Created: 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
NotesSource 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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