Bibliography (1862 - 1898)

Bibliography of Published Works (1862-1898):
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This bibliography includes articles, letters to the editor, and other published works from the period 1862-1898 that appeared with Edison's byline or that have been attributed to him. Many of these items were published in Volumes 1-5 of the book edition of the Thomas A. Edison Papers [cited below as TAEB] or in Parts I-III of the microfilm edition [cited below as TAEM]. Also included are other early printed documents related to Edison, which were selected for publication in the book edition. The documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Articles by Edison were often widely reprinted. Although some reprints are listed in this bibliography, the citations should not be regarded as comprehensive. No attempt has been made to document Edison's involvement with in-house publications like the Phonogram.

[1862]
Weekly Herald. TAEM 12: 7.
[1868]
Editorial Notice. Telegrapher 4 (January 11, 1868): 163. TAEB 1: 50.
Editorial Notice. Telegrapher 4 (April 4, 1868): 258. TAEB 1: 56.
"Edison's Double Transmitter." Telegrapher 4 (April 11, 1868): 265. TAEB 1: 56; TAEM 9: 354.
"Double Transmitter" [editorial notice]. Journal of the Telegraph 1 (April 15, 1868): 4. TAEB 1: 58.
"The Induction Relay: To the Editor." Telegrapher 4 (April 25, 1868): 282. TAEB 1: 59.
"Edison's Combination Repeater." Telegrapher 4 (May 9, 1868): 298. TAEB 1: 61-62.
"Automatic Telegraphing" [by M. F. Adams]. Journal of the Telegraph 1 (June 1, 1868): 3. TAEB 1: 63-65.
"To the Editor." Telegrapher 4 (June 2, 1868): 334. TAEB 1: 66-67.
"Chirography" [editorial notice]. Telegrapher 4 (August 1, 1868): 400. TAEB 1: 75.
"Self-Adjusting Relays." Telegrapher 4 (August 8, 1868): 405. TAEB 1: 76-77.
"The Manufacture of Electrical Apparatus in Boston." Telegrapher 4 (August 15, 1868): 413-414. TAEB 1: 77-83.
"American Compound Telegraph Wire." Telegrapher 5 (October 17, 1868): 61. TAEB 1: 86-89.
"Edison's Double Transmitter" [editorial notice]. Telegrapher 5 (December 12, 1868): 128. TAEB 1: 98.
[1869]
Editorial Notice. Telegrapher 5 (January 30, 1869): 183. TAEB 1: 111.
"A New Double Transmitter" [editorial notice]. Telegrapher 5 (April 17, 1869): 272. TAEB 1: 118.
Editorial Notice. Journal of the Telegraph 2 (August 2, 1869): 197. TAEB 1: 129.
"Electrical and Telegraphic Engineering [by James N. Ashley?]. Telegrapher 6 (October 9, 1869): 52. TAEB 1: 138-139.
"Queries: To the Editor." Telegrapher 6 (October 16, 1869): 58. TAEB 1: 139.
"Dr. Bradley's Clock and Works." Journal of the Telegraph 3 (December 1, 1869): 5. TAEB 1: 141.
"The Financial and Commercial Telegraph." Telegrapher 6 (December 11, 1869): 124. TAEB 1: 141-142.
"Edison's Button Repeater." [section from Frank L. Pope's Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph ] (1869): 107-108. TAEB 1: 114-115.
[1874]
[Edison's quadruplex telegraph.] Operator July 15, 1874: 5. TAEB 2: 239.
"Duplex Telegraphy." Part 1 of 3. Operator (September 1, 1874): 1. TAEB 2: 288-290.
"To the Editor" [in "The Electromotograph--A New Discovery in Telegraphy"]. Scientific American 31 (September 5, 1874): 145. TAEB 2: 282-285. This item was reprinted widely.
"Platina Points: To the Editor." Operator, Supplement (September 15, 1874): 2. TAEB 2: 302-304.
"The 'Organ' Business." Telegrapher 7 (September 26, 1874): 233. TAEB 2: 307-308.
"Duplex - No. II." Part 2 of 3. Operator (October 1, 1874): 1. TAEB 2: 315-320. The first page of this article can be found in TAEM 26: 126.
"On a New Form of Relay." Telegraphic Journal 2 (October 1, 1874): 319-320. TAEB 2: 281-282.
"The Electro-Motograph." Telegraphic Journal 2 (October 1, 1874): 321-322. Reprinted from Scientific American [see above, September 5, 1874]. Not selected.
"Cable Telegraphy: To the Editor." Scientific American 31 (November 7, 1874): 292. TAEB 2: 330.
"Duplex - No. III." Part 3 of 3. Operator (November 15, 1874): 1. TAEB 2: 332-336.
"On a New Method of Working Polarised Relays." Telegraphic Journal 2 (November 15, 1874): 361. TAEB 2: 320-321.
"On a New Form of Relay." Operator (November 15, 1874): 2. Reprinted from Telegraphic Journal [see above]. Not selected.
"To the Editor." Operator (December 1, 1874). TAEB 2: 336. A draft of this letter in Edison's hand can be found in TAEM 5:894.
"Cable Telegraphy: To the Editor." Scientific American 31 (December 12, 1874): 372. TAEB 2: 364-365.
"The Electromotograph, A New Discovery in Telegraphy." Journal of the Society of Telegraph Engineers & Electricians 3 (1874): 161-163. Reprinted from Scientific American [see above, September 5, 1874]. Not selected.
"Telegraph Instrument Manufactory" [Edison & Murray]. [section from William Ford's Industrial Interests of Newark, N.J.] (1874): 231. TAEB 2: 338-340.
[1875]
"Electrical Problem: To the Editor." Telegraphic Journal 3 (January 15, 1875): 23. Reprinted from Operator [see above, December 1, 1874]. Not selected.
"Etheric Force. Mr. Edison's Discovery of a Supposed New Natural Force." New York Herald (December 2, 1875): 4. TAEB 2: 668-672.
"On the Imperfect Contacts Which Occur in Signalling with Rigid Contact-Points." Journal of the Society of Telegraph Engineers 4 (1875): 117-119. TAEB 2: 433-435.
[1876]
"To the Editor." Scientific American 34 (January 1, 1876): 2. TAEB 2: 680-681.
"Mr. Edison's New Force: To the Editor." Scientific American 34 (February 5, 1876): 81. TAEB 2: 753-754.
"Mr. Edison's New Force: To the Editor." Scientific American 34 (February 12, 1876): 101. TAEB 2: 762-763.
"Laboratory Notes," nos. 1-7. American Chemist 7 (October 1876): 127. TAEB 3: 174-175.
[1877]
"Laboratory Notes," nos. 1-7. Scientific American Supplement 3 (February 10, 1877): 913. Reprinted from American Chemist [see above]. Not selected.
"Laboratory Notes," nos. 8-11. American Chemist 7 (March 1877): 356. TAEB 3: 230-231.
"Edison's Pressure Relay." Journal of the Telegraph 10 (June 1, 1877): 163. TAEB 3: 368-369.
"Laboratory Notes," nos. 1-7. Chemical News 36 (September 21, 1877): 138. Reprinted from American Chemist [see above]. Not selected.
"Laboratory Notes," nos. 1-7. Scientific American 35 (November 7, 1877). Reprinted from American Chemist [see above]. TAEM 94: 82.
"To the Editor" [from Edward H. Johnson]. Scientific American 37 (November 17, 1877): 304. TAEB 3: 615-617.
"The Talking Phonograph." Scientific American 37 (December 22, 1877): 384. TAEB 3: 670-674.
[1878]
"Clocks Which Will Talk: The Wonderful Possibilities of Edison's Invention." New York Sun (April 28, 1878). TAEM 25: 173-174.
"The Phonograph and Its Future." Scientific American Supplement 124 (May 18, 1878): 1973. TAEM 25: 269.
"The Phonograph and Its Future." North American Review 126 (May-June 1878): 527-536. Reprinted widely. TAEM 25: 198-199.
"To the Editor." New York Tribune (June 8, 1878): 5.
"The Phonograph and Its Future." Telegraphic Journal 6 (June 15, 1878): 250. TAEM 25: 265.
"To the Editor." New York Tribune (June 27, 1878): 5. Reprinted in Engineering [see below].
"Mr. Edison on the Microphone: To the Editor." Scientific American 39 (July 13, 1878): 20.
"To the Editor." New York Tribune (July 15, 1878): 5.
"Professor Hughes's Microphone." Engineering 26 (July 19, 1878): 45. Reprinted from New York Tribune [see above].
"Professor Edison's New Carbon Rheostat." Scientific American 39 (July 20, 1878): 35. TAEB 4: 387-388; TAEM 94: 277-278.
"Telephonic Repeater: To the Editor." Chemical News 38 (July 26, 1878): 45.
"On the Use of the Tasimeter for Measuring the Heat of the Stars and of the Sun's Corona." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (August 1878; pub. 1879): 109-112. Paper presented to the AAAS in St. Louis by Henry Draper, leader of the Draper Eclipse Expedition. Reprinted elsewhere. TAEM 94: 438-440.
"The Sonorous Voltameter." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (August 1878; pub. 1879): 112. TAEM 94: 440.
"To the Editor." Scientific American 39 (September 28, 1878): 196.
"Telephone Relay: To the Editor." Chemical News 38 (October 18, 1878): 198.
"The Sonorous Voltameter." American Journal of Science and Arts Series 3, 16 (1878): 379. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
[1879]
"On the Use of the Tasimeter for Measuring the Heat of the Stars and the Sun's Corona." American Journal of Science and Arts Ser. 3, 17 (January 1879): 52-55. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
"Clerac's Tube: To the Editor." Telegraphic Journal 7 (April 15, 1879): 131.
"On the Phenomena of Heating Metals in Vacuo by Means of an Electric Current." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 28 (August 1879; pub. 1880): 173-178. A reprint from the Telegraphic Journal can be found in TAEM 26: 364-365. A transcription, entered as an exhibit in Edison Electric Light Co. v. U.S. Electric Lighting Co. can be found in TAEM 47: 905-908.
"On a Resonant Tuning Fork." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 28 (August 1879; pub. 1880): 178.
"Mr. Edison's Experiments: American Savants Instructed by the Menlo Park Inventor." New York Sun (September 3, 1879). TAEM 24: 667. This clipping also appears in TAEM 94: 509.
"On the Phenomena of Heating Metal in Vacuo by Means of an Electric Current." Scientific American Supplement 194 (September 20, 1879): 3089. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
"The Action of Heat in Vacuo on Metals." Chemical News 40 (September 26, 1879): 152-154. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
"Heating Metals in Vacuo by the Electric Current." Telegraphic Journal 7 (October 1, 1879): 320-321. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. TAEM 26: 364-365.
"The Action of Heat in Vacuo on Metals." Nature 20 (October 2, 1879): 545-546. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
"A Note from Mr. Edison. The Hughes Microphone and the Blake Transmitter." Scientific American (November 1879). TAEM 26:380.
"Edison's Telephonic Researches." In George B. Prescott, Speaking Telephone, Electric Light, and Other Recent Electrical Inventions (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1879): 218-234. This chapter was reprinted in subsequent editions of Prescott's work, the titles of which vary.
"On a Resonant Tuning Fork." American Journal of Science And Arts Ser. 3, 18 (1879): 395. Reprint of paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not selected.
[1880]
"Some Electrical Measurements of One of Mr. Edison's Horseshoe Lamps." By Henry Morton, Alfred Mayer, and B. F. Thomas. Scientific American 42 (1880): 241. TAEB 5: 705-709. A transcription of this article, with corrections and explanations, can be found in Edison Electric Light Co. v. U.S. Electric Lighting Co., TAEM 48: 630-632.
"The Success of the Electric Light." North American Review 131 (October 1880): 295-300. TAEM 53: 380-386.
"Telegraph." By Edison and others. Appleton's Cyclopedia 2 (1880): 849-859.
[1882]
"Description of the Edison Steam Dynamo." Co-authored by Charles T. Porter. Journal of the Franklin Institute 114 (July 1882). Not selected [see next entry].
"Description of the Edison Steam Dynamo." Co-authored by Charles T. Porter. Electrician 9 (July 15, 1882): 199-201. Paper presented to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Philadelphia, April 1882, and reprinted from the Journal of the Franklin Institute. TAEM 95: 196-199.
"How to Succeed as an Inventor." In How to Succeed in Public Life . . . A Series of Essays, ed. Lyman Abbott (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1882): 95-104.
[1885]
"Electricity Man's Slave." New York Tribune (January 18, 1885): 10. Not selected [see next entry].
"Electricity Man's Slave." Electrical Review 6 (January 24, 1885): 8-9.
"Electricity Man's Slave." Knowledge 7 (February 13, 1885): 127. Not selected.
"Electricity Man's Slave." Scientific American 54 (March 21, 1885): 185. Not selected.
[1886]
"The Air-Telegraph: System of Telegraphing to Trains and Ships." North American Review 142 (March 1886): 285-291.
[1887]
"On a Magnetic Bridge or Balance for Measuring Magnetic Conductivity." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 36 (August 1887; pub. 1888): 92-94.
"On a Pyromagnetic Dynamo: A Machine for Producing Electricity Directly From Fuel." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 36 (August 1887; pub. 1888): 94-98. Not selected [see next entry].
"On the Pyromagnetic Dynamo, A Machine for Producing Electricity Directly From Fuel." Telegraphic Journal 21 (September 9, 1887): 257. Reprint of the paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science [see above]. TAEM 25: 573-576.
[1888]
"The Perfected Phonograph." North American Review 146 (June 1888): 641-650.
"The Perfected Phonograph." Public Opinion 5 (June 9, 1888): 202-203. Not selected [see above].
[1889]
"Mr. Edison and His Phonograph: To the Editor." New York Tribune (January 23, 1889): 7. Reprinted [see below].
"Mr. Edison and His Phonograph: To the Editor." Washington Star (January 24, 1889).
"The Dangers of Electric Lighting." North American Review 149 (November 1889): 625-634.
"The Dangers of Electric Lighting." Public Opinion 8 (November 9, 1889): 113-114. Not selected [see above].
"The Dangers of Electric Lighting." Electrical Engineer 8 (December 1889): 518. Not selected [see above].
"The Concentration of Iron-Ore." Co-authored by John Birkinbine. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers 17 (February 1889; pub. 1889): 1-17. Paper presented to the American Institute of Mining Engineers in New York.
[1890]
"An Account of Some Experiments upon the Application of Electrical Endosmose to the Treatment of Gouty Concretion." Telegraphic Journal 27 (August 22, 1890): 213. Paper presented to the International Medical Congress in Berlin, Germany.
[1891]
"Recollections of My Boyhood." New York Continent 20 (May 1891). Not selected. Galley proof can be found in D-91-04 (Document File Series).
[1892]
"Insulation." Electrical Engineer 14 (July 13, 1892): 34-35.
[1896]
"Experiments with Roentgen Rays." Electrical Engineer 21 (March 25, 1896): 305.
"Further Experiments in Fluorescence Under the Cathode Ray." Electrical Engineer 21 (April 1, 1896): 340.
"Are Roentgen Ray Phenomena Due to Sound Waves?" Electrical Engineer 21 (April 8, 1896): 353-354.
"Roentgen Ray Lamps and Other Experiments." Electrical Engineer 21 (April 15, 1896): 378.
"A Card from Mr. Edison: To the Editor." New York Journal (April 18, 1896).
"Influence of Temperature on X-Ray Effects." Electrical Engineer 21 (April 22, 1896): 409-410.
"Photographing the Unseen: A Symposium on the Roentgen Rays." Century Magazine 52 (May 1896): 120-131. [Edison's contribution appears on p. 131.]
"Recent Roentgen Ray Observations." Electrical Engineer 22 (November 18, 1896): 520.
[1897]
"Fluorescing Salts." Electrical Engineer 23 (January 6, 1897): 17.
"Electrical Boston Thirty Years Ago." Electrical Engineer 24 (November 18, 1897): 486. Reprinted from Telegrapher, 1868. Not selected.
"Introduction." In George E. Tewksbury, A Complete Manual of the Edison Phonograph (Newark: United States Phonograph Co., 1897): 10-12.
[1898]
"Edison on the Incandescent Lamp: To the Editor." Electrical Review 32 (January 5, 1898): 7.
"To the Editor." New York Sun (January 12, 1898): 6. Not selected [see next entry].
"Mr. Edison Protests Against Yellow Journalism: To the Editor." Electrical Review 32 (January 19, 1898): 43.
"Edison's Views on Lightning Rods." Electrical Review 32 (June 29, 1898).