[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 signed by Edison, Charles Batchelor, and Charles N. Wurth. They pertain to a variety of subjects. Included is a set of notes and drawings by Edison bearing the notation "Some further experiments on the Etheric force." Etheric force was a phenomenon discovered by Edison in November 1875 that was later understood to be high frequency electromagnetic waves. Most of the pages in this set were discovered after Part I of the microfilm edition was published and initially appeared in the Supplement Series in Part III. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.