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      • [Brown wax home recording in which F. L. Embree entrusts his graphophone to Ben Waller (?) for the winter, November 30, 1898].

[Brown wax home recording in which F. L. Embree entrusts his graphophone to Ben Waller (?) for the winter, November 30, 1898].


Embree, Frank Lawrence
Place of Publication:
[United States],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Frank Lawrence Embree.

List accompanying cylinder case: "(71) Daddy - Nov. 30, 1898. Wed."

Brown wax cylinder.

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Frank Lawrence Embree Collection, Set Number: 294-33, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).


Male speech: "Hello, Mister Graphophone, very much obliged to you...."; second segment begins: "Uh, hello, Mister Graphophone, this is November thirtieth eighteen hundred and ninety eight, Wednesday. Tomorrow we're all going to New York, and we're leaving you in charge of Ben Waller [?] and his wife," etc. Another segment begins recorded partially over the preceding one, with oral signature "Frank Embree." Refers to Charles Bradford and Tom King of "Number Four," a nickname for Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 125.0 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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