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These seven notebooks were used by Absalom M. Kennedy during March-November 1917 for notes on experiments with submarine and torpedo detection, underwater acoustics, transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, audion circuits, and submarine illumination. Several books include notations by Edison as well as Kennedy's remarks about Edison's opinions and suggestions. The notes indicate that James M. Burns, Isidor (Jerry) Chesler, E. Rowland Dawson, John A. Hanley, Joe Meilner, and Sherwood T. (Sam) Moore also worked on experiments with Kennedy. Some of the tests took place at sea near Sandy Hook and Red Bank, New Jersey. Related notes by Kennedy can be found in the Naval Consulting Board and Wartime Research Papers, Special Collections Series.