The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
The Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878
Publication Year: 1998
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Title Page, Frontispiece, Copytight, Dedication
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Calendar of Documents
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List of Editorial Headnotes
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...that involved scientists on both sides of the Atlantic. By earlyeditors in a variety of ways. For this volume, notable help came...
Chronology of Thomas A. Edison, 1878
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...19 April The Washington Star publishes first account of Edison'si May Universal Exposition, with Edison exhibit, opens in Paris.22 May Visited by a delegation of Boston newspaper reporters and31 May Executes agreement assigning telephone patents to Westernand scientific literature in order to allay fears of Edison Elec-...
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...vive but are not identical, which is the "real" message? In suchtion of the information. But there are other issues as well. Fortelegraphic messages as written by the sender just as they treatis the clear text. This is especially true given that one end of...
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List of Abbreviations
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1 January-February 1878: (Docs. 1164-1227)
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...ventor, this marvel also began to excite public interest. Edisonsible to put a tinfoil recording back in the proper position forjoined the staff. In early January, Martin Force, a young exper-5. Force may have joined the staff in late 1877 (see TAEB 3:534 n. 3).the ush" in "shall," the "ve" in "valve," and all those we found...
2 March-April 1878: (Docs. 1228-1310)
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...but his busy schedule, as well as his propensity to work nights,1878, "A Food Creator," idem, i Apr. 1878, Cat. 1240, items 500, 470,ous Purposes" Cat. 1240, item 435, Batchelor (TAEM 94:131). In a 7March letter, in the course of turning down an employment requestfrom A. Debens, John Kruesi stated that two new workers had just been...
3 May-June 1878: (Docs. 1311-1369)
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...began to be "exhibited daily in action at the various establish-to use Bell-style receivers in the telephone sets that he orderedat the beginning of June. Griffin's hiring was probably precipi-3. Teleg. J. and Elec. Rev., 15 June 1878, Cat. 1030:18, Scraps.ALS, MB, CJB. aPlace from Edison's laboratory handstamp.bObscured...
4 July-August 1878: (Docs. 1370-1417)
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...ticularly difficult. While the makeshift observatories of the as-reporters that he was satisfied with the success of his observa-south of the railiroad in the Ute Indian country."5 At each stopi. In addition to Edison, the group evidently included scientistsshows several guests: astronomer James Watson from the University of...
5 September 1878: (Docs. 1418-1463)
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Of particular interest to them was the electrical generator thatsaw that the thing had not gone so far but that I had a chance. Iattracted the attention of potential investors in his effort. Sev-tric pen. To protect the latter business he actively pursued in-1. The 10 September Sun article, "A Great Triumph," was reprinted...
6 October 1878: (Docs.1464-1538 )
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Cat. 1210:156, Cat. 30,107, Cat. 30,105, Cat. 1218:122, PN-72-o8-i6,all Accts. (TAEM 20:188, 694; 21:2, 29, 243; 22:219); f°r Moffat and10. Jehl 1937-41, 22-23, 373> time sheets, DF (TAEM 17:752, 756).12. Edison asked her to come to Menlo Park in early October, possi-bly because of Mary's advanced pregnancy. On 20 December, he opened...
7 November 1878: (Docs. 1539-1594)
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...related to the subject, including several on gaslighting.1 Thesefound it hard to refuse his reporter friends' requests for inter-periodicals, i Nov. 1878; list of books, c. 2 Nov. 1878, DF (TAEM4. Cat. 1185:348, Ledger #3:181, both Accts.(TAEM 22:699,87:90).7. Taws to TAE, 22 and 30 Oct. and 11 Nov. 1878; Mclntire to TAE,...
8 December 1878: (Docs. 1595-1651)
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...again," he believed that several sales had been "absolutely lostveloping a typewriter to replace the electric pen for use in pre-3. The only evidence of Edison's arrangement with Charley is an ac-count entry beginning 5 December which is headed "Chas Edison Con-4. Edison remarked to a reporter that he had a man working on de-...
Appendix 1. Edison's Autobiographical Notes
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Appendix 2. Charles Batchelor's Recollections of Edison
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Appendix 3. "Thomas A. Edison" (Chicago Tribune), by George Bliss
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Appendix 4. Edison's U.S. Patents, 1878
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...1198, 1261, 1276, 1290, 1295, 1296, 1302. By courtesy of the Trusteesof the Boston Public Library: Docs. 1199,1311,1599; illustration on p.turwissenschaft und Technik, Munich: illustration on p. 371 (inv. 2463).Reproduced with permission of Dun and Bradstreet and the Baker Li-brary: Doc. 1614. Reproduced with permission of the University Li-...
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Page Count: 966
Illustrations: 772 b&w illus.
Publication Year: 1998
Volume Title: The Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878
Series Title: The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
Series Editor Byline: Edited by Reese V. Jenkins, et al. Robert A. Rosenberg, Managing Editor, Book Edition