Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Reference: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)
0.3 cm of textual records (11 p.).
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor who was first employed as a telegraph operator in Detroit and Stratford, Ontario. He invented a printing telegraph for stock quotations, a quadruple telegraph, the phonograph, the film projector and the incandescent electric light bulb. Fonds consists of a letter from Edison to Holland Bros., Ottawa, 1 May 1894, concerning the first public showing of a kinetoscope in Canada, and Canadian Film Award programmes and press releases, 1951, concerning the presentation of the Edison letter; and an original Canadian patent in favour of T.A. Edison for the Edison Quadruplex Telegraph, 12 April 1875. The patent is located in horizontal storage, container 2.