This is one of six notebooks that were probably begun on January 10, 1881. It contains quotations and references from technical literature and trade journals on gas lighting and electricity, which appear to be related to Edison's proposed book on electric light and power. (See Menlo Park Notebook #184.) All of the entries are by Edison. The label on the front cover is marked "Small notes - phrases." The book contains 284 numbered pages.
Blank pages: 8-284. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.