This scrapbook covers the period 1875-1879 and contains clippings about the properties of platinum and related metals, Edison's search for a cheap and abundant source of platinum, mining and ore-concentrating technology, and Edison's proposed method of recovering gold and platinum from black sands. Approximately 50 pages of this unnumbered book have been used.
Although it lacks the characteristic volume number, this scrapbook is identical in physical appearance to the Menlo Park scrapbooks begun by William Carman and Francis Upton in 1878-1879. It may at one time have been considered part of that series. (See Menlo Park Scrapbook Series.) Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.