>There is, as pointed out by John Ross, a suggestion that Queen Victoria
>recorded a message, on disc, for the King of Ethiopia and it was destroyed
>according to her wishes after it was played to the King.  No copies have so
>far surfaced, nor remnants of the original.

I believe the recording was on a cylinder. If memory serves, King Menelik
(sp?) and his Queen sent responses on cylinder - these recordings have been
preserved and were transferred a few years ago by Joe Pengelly.

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