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John Bird <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:38:33 -0500
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There were supposedly a number of Edison wax cylinders, I think destroyed in
a warehouse fire. I'm sure others with better knowledge will chime in. Sure
would like to hear just ten seconds of one of them!

John Bird

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Harris, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:42 PM
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Subject: Twain Recording?

Today a colleague asked me if there were any extant recordings of Twain's v=
oice, and I realized that I have a memory of someone talking about an Ediso=
n recording--but also that it may have been destroyed.  Can someone set me =
straight on this?

Thank you!  --susan harris

Susan K. Harris

Hall Professor of American Literature

University of Kansas

Author of God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902