This volume contains clippings from periodicals and newspapers for the period July-October 1878. There are many items relating to Edison's tasimeter and the expedition to Rawlins, Wyoming to study the eclipse of the sun. Numerous clippings pertain to the microphone and to the controversy between Edison and David E. Hughes over its invention, and include several published letters, written by Edison, claiming priority. There are also articles about the St. Louis meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which Edison attended, and the Paris Exhibition. Other clippings relate to the phonograph and other acoustic devices, the telephone, the electric light, a harmonic engine, a voltameter, ink for the blind, and Edison's investigation of noise produced by the elevated railroad in New York City. Included also is a biographical sketch of Edison by G.M. Shaw, one page of autographic telegraph tapes, and a few advertising circulars for the electric pen, for phonograph and telephone exhibitions, and for "Edison's Patent Milk Tester." The book contains 151 numbered pages. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.