This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from August-September 1911 concerning Edison's activities during a family trip to Europe. The dispatches to the New York World were written by Edward A. U. Valentine, who accompanied the family on their vacation. Included are numerous interviews containing Edison's opinions on health, European society, national characteristics, and numerous other issues. There is also a clipping from Bud Fisher's "Mutt and Jeff" in which the characters decide to emulate Edison and go on a vacation themselves. The cover is stamped "Scrap Book." The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 35 pages have been used.
A 15-page typescript entitled "Mr. Edison's Impressions of Europe," consisting of observations about Europe and Europeans made by Edison after his return to the United States, can be found in William H. Meadowcroft Papers -- Reminiscences by Edison in the Special Collections Series of Thomas A. Edison Papers, Part IV (1899-1910). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.