This scrapbook covers the period 1883-1893 and contains clippings about a variety of subjects. Included are articles about Edison's trip to the Paris Exposition of 1889 and descriptions of the exhibits at the Exposition. Other clippings relate to Edison's magnetic ore separator and to his new laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey. Included also are clippings pertaining to the adventures and subsequent disappearance of Frank McGowan, an Edison agent in South America; and to the National Phonograph Co. dispute involving Edison, Ezra T Gilliland, and John C. Tomlinson. There are a few clippings regarding the death of Batchelor's father, James, in 1888 and his mother, Emma, in 1909. The spine is stamped "Scrap Book" and is labeled "1883 1890" and "2232 2508". The book contains 152 numbered pages. The clippings are individually numbered 2232-2508.Blank pages: 14-15, 18-27, 32-33, 36-61, 64-99, 102-107, 112-115. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.