Phonographic Etiquette; or, "The Spirit First Moves Mister Knowles"

September 2012
Victorian Review;Fall2012, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses the phonographic sound recordings recorded by the phonograph promoter Colonel George Gouraud in the late 1880s in England. An overview of Gouraud's relationship with the inventor Thomas Edison is provided. An overview of the phonograph recordings of dinner guests at the home of the periodical editor of the "Nineteenth Century" James Knowles, including of the British Prime Minister William Gladstone's voice, is also provided.


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