Answer: On March 10, 1876, Thomas Alva Edison spoke the words ” Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you” into his new invention. Mr. Edison’s handwritten notes can be found on the Library of Congress’s website.
The Westbrook Public Library also has a variety of books about Thomas Alva Edison and the telephone, including:
- Edison by Edmund Morris
- The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories Behind Science’s Big Ideas by Arthur W. Wiggins
- Hooray for Inventors! by Marcia Williams
The Smithsonian Institute’s Telephones Through Time virtual exhibit is also a great website to learn more about the history of the telephone.
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