This scrapbook covers the period 1885-1886 and contains newspaper clippings relating to electric lighting and telegraphy. Much of the material deals with patent litigation between the Edison Electric Light Co. and the Sawyer-Mann Electric Light Co. There are also clippings concerning the railroad or " grasshopper" telegraph, overhead and underground wiring, marine applications of the electric light and telegraph, and non-Edison electric inventions. Reprints of Edison Electric Light Co. circulars appear in some of the clippings. Included also are clippings pertaining to Edison's purchase of Glenmont and his acquisition of property in Florida. On page 134 there is a telegram to Edison about a telegraph installation on Staten Island. The inside front cover is inscribed "Patent Suits Vol. I." The book contains 134 numbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.