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This scrapbook covers the period 1890-1894 and contains clippings about a variety of subjects. Included are newspaper interviews and profiles of Edison. Other items pertain to the formation of the General Electric Co. and the personal and financial consequences for Edison; the financial affairs of the Westinghouse Electric Co.; and the decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the patent infringement suit, Edison Electric Light Company v. United States Electric Lighting Company. Additional clippings relate to aerial navigation; the disappearance of Edison associate Frank McGowan; and Edison's iron ore concentration plant at Ogden, New Jersey. Also included are an 1890 letter of introduction written for Batchelor by Edison; a passport issued to Batchelor by the U.S. Consulate in Athens, Greece, in 1893; passenger lists from transatlantic crossings; and invitations to various social events. The spine is stamped "Scrapbook 1890." The book contains 133 numbered pages. The clippings are individually numbered 2999-3202; some items are missing. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.