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Thomas A. Edison papers, 1860-1903

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0382
Bib ID 4078727 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Title Thomas A. Edison papers, 1860-1903
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes (132 items))
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged chronologically. Collection is in 2 series.

Description

Summary

This collection of contracts, patent assignments, other legal documents, and correspondence of Edison and others, deals with the development of the telegraph and the expansion of the telegraph network. There are 31 cataloged legal documents concerning his telegraphic patents, his company (Pope, Edison & Company), and its purchase by The Gold and Stock Telegraph Company in 1870. Other contracts concern the early work of Samuel F.B. Morse and other inventors, and later telegraph companies.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Thomas A. Edison papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

August 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Agreements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powers of attorney Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Telephone and Telegraph Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Henry, Jr. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Businessmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dolbear, A. E. (Amos Emerson), 1837-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gold and Stock Telegraph Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pope, Edison & Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Telegraph -- Patents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Telegraph -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Western Union Telegraph Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American inventor.