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Collection Reference Number GLC05791.01
From Archive Folder Collection of three items related to Thomas Edison and agriculture 
Title Interview responses about experiments to grow rubber plants in the United States
Date ca. February 1928
Author Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931)  
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description A series of questions typed on the back of stationery from the Hotel Royal Palm, in Fort Meyers, Florida, with answers written by Edison in pencil. Most questions concern his experiments in trying to find alternative plant sources for rubber. Other topics include agriculture, and mobile electric power for farming. Each page numbered 1-18. Circa date inferred from telegram from Edison in Fort Meyers, Florida (see GLC05791.02). The written interview was given by Wheeler McMillan, an agrarian. See GLC05791.03 for McMillan's write-up on the interview.
Subjects Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Electricity  Inventor  
People Edison, Thomas Alva (1847-1931)  
Place written s.l.
Theme Agriculture; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945