[The first paragraph of this note covers all of the Unbound Notes and Drawings for Part I.]
The loose technical notes and drawings constituting this collection cover the years 1873-1878. They relate to a variety of subjects, including telegraphy, electric lighting and power, the electric pen and duplicating press, the telephone, and the phonograph. There are also documents pertaining to various other subjects, such as carbon rheostats, acoustic devices, the tasimeter, and the voltameter. The unbound notes and drawings are organized by year and within each year by subject. Undated notes and drawings, organized by subject, follow the dated material.
This folder contains notes and drawings relating to telegraphy. They are signed by Edison, James Adams, and Charles Batchelor. The first item bears the notation "Domestic Telegraph Hotel Annunciator Experiments." Another notation indicates that this item was "Used in law suit: Edison vs. A & P and Domestic Telegraph Co. Apr. 1878." At the end of the folder is a set of tracings, which were made from original documents that Edison submitted along with his patent applications. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.