Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Louis Hicks to Alexander Graham Bell, August 28, 1907
Counsellor at Law and Proctor in Admiralty,
Corporation, Patent and General Law.
71 Nassau Street, Corner John Street.
New York , N. Y. Aug. 28, 1907.
Prof. Alexander Graham Bell,
Washington, D. C.
I have found a report
Will you kindly inform me whether you have a complete copy of the paper which you read in May, 1888, before the Fortnightly Club and if you have a printed copy whether you can let me have a printed copy and whether, if there is no printed copy, I can have a copy made of the written paper. I should be obliged also if you will kindly inform me whether I could obtain your deposition in Washington or New York, if you happen to be here, with reference to the subject matter of the lecture. It seems to me just that those who so fully developed the art of duplicating sound records at very early dates should make known the facts and not permit others to claim as their own and patent that which was fully invented and disclosed by you and your co-inventors so many years ago.
Very truly yours,