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Special Collections Series -- Thomas A. Edison Diary: Diary, Cat. 117 (1885)
[MA001]

This diary, which covers the period July 12, 1885-July 21, 1885, is the only known volume kept by Edison specifically to record thoughts and feelings of a personal nature. Included are observations by Edison on art, literature, and religion, along with comments about his dreams, his health, and his feelings toward his future wife, Mina Miller, and toward his daughter, Marion. Other entries discuss Edison's visits to Woodside Villa, the home of Ezra T. Gilliland near Winthrop, Massachusetts. The pages are unnumbered. Only 44 pages have been used.

Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Document Count: 11
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07/14/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
TAE health; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; TAE friends and associates; Religion and spirituality; Literature
07/12/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
07/13/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(New York World; Wiman, Erastus; Carlyle, Thomas; Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Tomlinson, John Canfield; Edison, Marion Estelle; Insull, Samuel; Scribner's (Charles) Sons) Edison-Miller family; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Travel (TAE and family); Newspapers, books, other publications; Literature; Patent interference
07/14/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
07/15/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
07/16/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(Gaston, Daisy; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Roberts, Hinda Barnes; Cleveland, Rose Elizabeth; Gilliland, Ezra Torrance; Edison, Marion Estelle; Miller, Louise Igoe (Mrs Robert A.)) Edison-Miller family; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Sports, leisure, recreation; Newspapers, books, other publications
07/17/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(Gaston, Daisy; Russell, Lillian; Solomon, Edward; Lavater, Johann Kaspar; Cleveland, Rose Elizabeth; Gilliland, Ezra Torrance; Edison, Marion Estelle; Edison, Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.); Gilliland, Lillian (Mrs Ezra T.)) Edison-Miller family; TAE health; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Sports, leisure, recreation; Newspapers, books, other publications
07/18/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(Darwin, Charles; Gaston, Daisy; Roberts, Hinda Barnes; Recamier, Jeanne-Francoise; Lavater, Johann Kaspar; Gilliland, Ezra Torrance; Miller, Louise Igoe (Mrs Robert A.)) Edison-Miller family; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Sports, leisure, recreation
07/19/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
07/20/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(Clark, Rachel Kinder; Recamier, Jeanne-Francoise; Cleveland, Rose Elizabeth; Gilliland, Ezra Torrance; Miller, Louise Igoe (Mrs Robert A.); Gilliland, Lillian (Mrs Ezra T.)) Edison-Miller family; TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Sports, leisure, recreation
07/21/1885 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Diaries and Journals
(Recamier, Jeanne-Francoise; Gilliland, Ezra Torrance; Ganot, Aldolphe; Gilliland, Lillian (Mrs Ezra T.)) TAE personality and character; TAE opinions and prejudices; Sports, leisure, recreation