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This Autographed 5x8 1877 Handwritten Telegram has been Personally Signed by Thomas Edison. This item is 100% Authentic, it comes slabbed and authenticated by PSA/DNA. The authenticity can be verified on Professional Sports Authenticator website. This important Thomas Edison letter from March 15th, 1877 to president of Wester Union Electric, William Orton. The letter goes in full “William Morton can I have the contract to carry home with me. Brown has seen the machine an says he approves. Edison “ Although the letter seems short and is not specific, this appears to be for his two-plate embossing recorder/repeater which he demonstrated on March 14th, 1877 at the Western Union headquarters in New York. Within 1 week from this letter William Orton on March 22nd so impressed with all of Edison’s experiments and pending patents related to telephones and telegraphs, decides to sign an agreement for all Edison's future telegraph and telephone patents in return for financial support for all of his scientific endeavors. The year of 1877 is considered to be Edison’s most important with the invention of the Phonograph as well.