Harold E. Weeks diaries 1925-1932
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xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-33-4">Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most prolific American inventor to date. This collection contains typescript reproductions of his laboratory notebooks recording research for a domestic source of natural rubber sponsored by his Edison Botanic Research Corp. of Fort Myers. The company was founded in Florida by Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. In collaboration with John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) of the New York Botanical Garden, over 17,000 plants were ...
John Wingate Weeks (April 11, 1860-July 12, 1926) was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as a United States Representative for Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, as a United States Senator from 1913 to 1919, and as Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925. Weeks was born and raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1881, and served two years in the United States Navy. Weeks made a fortune in banking during the...
Dr. Janet G. Travell served on the faculty of The George Washington University School of Medicine and University Hospital as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1961-70, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine,1970-88, and was made an Honorary Clinical Professor of Medicine in 1988. She served as personal physician to two United States Presidents: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (and the first woman to hold the post.) She was also renowned as an expert on myofascial pain - a term use...
Harold Eastman Weeks (1886-1960), a descendent of the Weeks family of New Hampshire, and a relative of John Wingate Weeks, worked as the Coordinating Engineer in the Electrical Systems Bureau of the Brooklyn Edison Company (BEC), one of the major participants in Brooklyn's electrification. Weeks graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1908, served in the Army Air Corps (presumably during World War I), and, during the time frame covered by the diaries,...