[The following note describes a series of volumes and has no documents attached to it. For that reason, a "no Documents found" message will appear if the "List Documents" button at the bottom of the note is used. To see the documents in the volumes described here, use the "Which Series Notes?" button to enter the Series Notes or use the "Next Text" button to move to the first item in the series.]
These standard-size (6" x 9") notebooks cover the period 1887-1898. There are also scattered entries from the early 1900s. Most of the books were used at the West Orange laboratory, although some include work performed at other locations, including the Edison Lamp Works in Harrison, N.J.; the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Works in Ogden N.J.; and the Edison Machine Works in Schenectady, N.Y. The books contain notes, drawings, tables, and calculations regarding a variety of subjects, including phonographs, lamp filaments, electric power, the kinetoscope, batteries, ore milling, and the electric railway. There are also numerous chemical experiments and tests of electrical instruments. Among the individuals whose work is recorded in these books are Jonas Walter Aylsworth, Charles Batchelor, William K. L. Dickson, Reginald Fessenden, James W. Gladstone, H. De Coursey Hamilton, Joseph W. Harris, John Ott, Arthur C. Payne, Franz Schulze-Berge, and Erwin Von Wilmowsky. There are also numerous notebooks generated by Arthur E. Kennelly and his assistants in the Galvanometer Room. A few books contain scattered entries by Edison. Two books in this group are not standard size but have archival "N-numbers" similar to those in the main run of notebooks.
Each Galvanometer Room notebook is listed below, followed in parentheses by the book or books in which a transcription can be found. Notebooks without transcriptions are followed by a note regarding author and contents.