The following statements are from letters of testimony which were requested by Mr Silvanus P. Thompson in 1882 the author of "Philipp Reis, The Inventor of the Telephone" from Reis's colliges.
Professor G. Quincke- Professor of Physics in the University of Heidelberg- March 10th 1883
Professor C. Bohn- Aschaffenburg September, 1882-
Leon Garnier- principal of the Garnier Institute at Friedrichsdorf December 2nd 1882
Ernest Horkheimer Manchester December 2nd 1882
Stephen Mitchell Yeates -2 ,Grafton Street, Dublin, March 1st 1883
William Frazer, M.D. 20, Harcourt St, Dublin, March 13th, 1883
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
District of Columbia SS.:
WILLIAM J. GREEN, being duly sworn on his oath , says
78 that he is Electrician of the Smithsonian I institution , Washington, and has been such for the last e last seven years; that on or about the twenty-eighth day of May, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, he is present at a test made with a Reis telephone in the National Museum, Washington; that the instrument used was the instrument known as the Reis telephone, now in the Smithsonian Institution, Institution which was received by the said institution from Rudolph Koenig, of Paris, France, in October, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and is marked with his me. That this instrument consists of a Reis transmitter and a Reis receiver. That in the experiment. referred to the receiver was placed in a small room in the third story in the National Museum the transmitter was placed in this aced in this oponent's office ice, in the second story. 'The two were placed in metallic circuit. The doors of the room were closed, I speech was inaudible from one room to the other without the aid of the telephone. That under these circumstances this oponent, being in the room the third story, distinctly heard through the Reis receiver referred to the following words: " How far is it to New York?" and other words and consecutive sentences which this deponent does not now recall which he distinctly heard and understood at the time. That the said words were spoken into the Reis transmitter in the said office on the second story by H. E. Waite, as this deponent believes, and were entirely inaudible to this deponent without the of a telephone, and that the instrument, consist. of a transmitter and receiver as aforesaid, trough which the said words heard by this depo. t were transmitted and received, was and is the instrument known as the Reis telephone, received a Paris in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-four as aforesaid, and is now in the possession he said Smithsonian Institution and in the cue
Sworn to before me and Subcribed ill my Presence, the day Year aforesaid.
custody of this deponent. The said H. E. Waite and
others were present at the time of the said experiment.
That this deponent has also heard distinctly
words and sentences through the same instrument
oil other occasions under the same circumstances.
WM. J. GREEN,
United STATES CONSULATE GENERAL Franfort-on-the-main, Germany,
On the 12th day of November, A. D., 1883, personally appeared before me, the subscriber, Consul General of the United States of America, at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Leon Garnier, of Friedricksdorf,
Germany, who being duly sworn upon his oath, says :
That he is the proprietor of the Garnier Institute
At Friedricksdorf, Germany, and that before the year to wit, during the years 1861 and 1862, he heard sentences spoken through a telephone constructed by Philip Reis.