Papers, [ca. 1888]-1942, 1900-1939 (bulk).
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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 ...
Lee De Forest was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 26, 1873. He was a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University in 1896 and received a Ph.D. from Yale in 1899. He was an important contributor in the development of wireless telegraphy in the United States. He started multiple radio broadcasting companies and patented 300 inventions in his lifetime. In 1904, he was awarded the gold medal at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He died on June 30, 1961. F...