Fessenden, Reginald A., Papers, PC.1140


Fessenden, Reginald A., Papers, PC.1140

Descriptive Summary

Fessenden, Reginald A., Papers
Call Number
Fessenden, Reginald K., 1866-1932
State Archives of North Carolina

Collection Overview

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866-July 22, 1932) was an American inventor and physicist whose career was varied and colorful. Born in Quebec, Canada, he was educated in schools in Canada and the United States. After two years as principal of Whitney Institute in Bermuda, he went to New York to develop his scientific interest through practical experience. After a year's work as tester for Edison Machine Works, in 1887 he was made chief chemist of the Edison Laboratory at Orange, New Jersey. In 1890 he went to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as chief electrician for the Westinghouse plant there. He was professor of electrical engineering at Purdue University, 1892, and at Western University of Pennsylvania, 1893-1899. Fessenden came to North Carolina in 1900 under the auspices of the United States Weather Bureau to conduct experiments in wireless telegraphy on Roanoke Island. His two years' work here attracted considerable publicity and corresponded in time with the experiments of the Wright Brothers in that locality.

In 1902 Fessenden formed the National Electric Signaling Company with Darwin S. Wolcott, patent attorney, and T. H. Given and Hay Walker, Jr., financial backers, the purpose of the company being to promote Fessenden's inventions. He left the company in 1911; and after years of litigation, lost his legal fight to gain the right to use his patents privately. It was reported that the company later sold these patents to Radio Corporation of America for three million dollars. Fessenden had many vigorous legal battles over his patent rights, the most outstanding case being that known as the "Combination Suit." In this dispute, Fessenden successfully brought a charge of illegal use of his patents against a combination of eight of the country's leading electrical companies.

Fessenden served as consulting engineer for the Submarine Signaling Company from 1910 until his death in 1932, and, also, for several promi- nent electrical companies at various times during that period. He was married to Helen May Trott in 1890, and they had one son, Reginald Kennelly Fessenden. The inventor died in Bermuda. His biography, Fessenden, Builder of Tomorrows, written by his wife, was published in 1940.

Fessenden's patents number over five hundred, mostly in the field of radio. He is recognized as the originator of the continuous wave principle in wireless transmission, and, also, as the inventor of the heterodyne system of reception. From his Brant Rock experimental station, Fessenden made the first known radio broadcast of speech and music on Christmas Eve, 1906. The same year, he established what was said to be the first two-way trans-Atlantic wireless telegraphic contact, between Brant Rock, Massachusetts, and Machrihanish, Scotland. Among his better known inventions in fields other than radio are the fathometer (or sonic depth finder for ships), the smoke cloud for tanks, the turbo-electric drive for battleships, the wireless compass, and various submarine signaling devices.

The inventor was the author of many scientific papers and was in demand as a lecturer. Several installments of his autobiography were published in Radio News, but the work was never completed. Having been intensely interested in the classics since college days, Fessenden devoted much time in the last years of his life to research in the field of mythological origins, and in 1923 published The Deluged Civilization of the Caucasus, a resume of the book he planned to write. He later published several additional chapters, and also wrote a number of news- paper articles on the subject.

In 1921 the Institute of Radio Engineers awarded its medal of honor to Fessenden. In 1922 he was given the John Scott Medal by the Advisory Committee of the City of Philadelphia for his invention of continuous wave telegraphy and telephony; and in 1929 he was the recipient of the Scientific American Medal for his inventions promoting safety at sea. On April 1, 1952, the Radio Pioneers Club presented its Hall of Fame Award to Fessenden, Dr. Christopher Crittenden accepting the award on behalf of the Fessenden National Memorial Association. The Club inaugurated its Hall of Fame series in 1950. Awards previous to Fessenden were made to Edison and Marconi.

Because of Reginald A. Fessenden's pioneer radio work on Roanoke Island in 1901-1902, the Department of Archives and History, at the suggestion of the Fessenden National Memorial Association, requested his son to deposit the inventor's papers in the Archives. This he agreed to do, and the papers were subsequently received in August, 1944.

Contents of the Collection

1. Fessenden Material Prior to 1905

Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material
Correspondence relative to Fessenden genealogy, 1887-1896
Correspondence, 1890
Correspondence, 1891
Correspondence, 1892
Correspondence, 1893
Correspondence, 1894
Correspondence, 1895
Correspondence, 1896
Correspondence, 1897
Correspondence, 1898
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1893-1894
National School of Electricity, 1894
Correspondence and Related Material
Correspondence, 1899
Correspondence, 1900
Correspondence, 1901
Correspondence, 1902
Professor A. E. Dolbear, Tufts College, 1899-1906
College Register, Class Record, Lectures, etc., 1890-1894
Purdue University Register, 1891-1893
Fessenden's teacher class record, 1892
Lecture on direct current
"Curves", 1890
The Western University Courant (periodical), December, 1894, 1894
Notebooks and Clippings
Observation record book of F. W. Very, US Weather Bureau Station, Cobb Island, Rock Point, Charles County, MD, 1900-1902
Notes relating to wireless telegraphy, 1900-1902
Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1899-1903

2. Miscellaneous Correspondence after 1905

Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material
References and endorsements, 1908-1922
Information given, 1910-1922
Information requested by Fessenden, 1909-1930
Advertising, 1911-1930
Social correspondence, 1906-1926

3. Papers of Corporations With Which Fessenden Was Associated

American Telephone and Telegraph Company-General Electric Company
American Telephone and Telegraph Company: G. C. Campbell, 1910-1913
American Telephone and Telegraph Company: General, 1917-1927
American Telephone and Telegraph Company: Vail and Carty, 1907-1917
Atlantic and Pacific Radio Corporation: General, 1916-1924
Atlantic Communication Company: Knight Brothers, 1915-1920
Atlantic Communication Company: Dr. K. G. Frank, 1915-1922
General Electric Company: General, 1915-1917
General Electric Company: General, 1918-1930
General Electric Company: Patent Department, 1905-1910
General Electric Company: Generation and storage of power from natural sources, 1909
General Electric Company: Power storage and coal dust engine data and correspondence, 1911
General Electric Company: Albert G. Davis, 1924-1928
General Electric Company: Selected letters returned from office of Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1917-1925
General Electric Company: Electric ship propulsion, 1909-1926
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory-National Electric Signaling Company
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Applications, 1917
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Office correspondence, 1917-1920
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Routine of work
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: To officers and shareholders, 1920
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Engineers' Contracts, 1920
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: General, 1917-1920
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Financial statements, 1920
Fessenden Engineering Laboratory: Reports, 1920
Geophysical Corporation: Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1927-1933
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company: John Bottomley, 1902-1917
Mechanical Transfer Car Corporation: General
National Electric Signaling Company: Hay Walker, President, 1903-1904
National Electric Signaling Company: Hay Walker, President, 1904
National Electric Signaling Company: Hay Walker, President, 1905
National Electric Signaling Company: Hay Walker, President, 1905
National Electric Signaling Company
Hay Walker, President, 1906
Hay Walker, President, 1906
Hay Walker, President, 1907
Hay Walker, President, 1907
Hay Walker, President, 1908
Hay Walker, President, 1909
Hay Walker, President, 1926
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1905
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1906
National Electric Signaling Company
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1906
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1907
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1907
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1908
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1908
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1909
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1909
National Electric Signaling Company
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1909-1910
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1910
A. E. Braun, Secretary-Treasurer, 1910
John V. L. Hogan, 1910-1914
T. H. Given, 1903-1904
T. H. Given, 1905
T. H. Given, 1906
T. H. Given, 1907
T. H. Given, 1909
Fessenden and Brant Rock staff, 1906-1908
Fessenden and Brant Rock staff, 1909
Fessenden and Brant Rock staff, 1910
National Electric Signaling Company
Fessenden and Brant Rock staff, 1910
Selected letters, Given and Walker, 1903-1904
Selected letters, Given and Walker, 1905-1906
Selected letters, Given and Walker, 1907-1908
Selected letters, Given and Walker, 1909
Data relative to files
Fessenden's dismissal, 1910-1911
Notebooks-sketches and drawings, 1904-1905
National Electric Signaling Company
Experiments-notes and sketches, 1906-1909
Operating Department reports, 1910
National Electric Signaling Company
Operating Department, sending reports, 1907
Newspaper clippings, 1905-1908
National Electric Signaling Company
Newspaper clippings, 1908-1909
National Electric Signaling Company, 1905-1906
National Electric Signaling Company: "Instruction Book," Machrihanish Station, Scotland, 1905-1906
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company-Submarine Signaling Corporation
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company: General, 1901
Queen and Company: General, 1909-1929
Radio Corporation of America: Correspondence, 1921-1928
Radio Corporation of America: Publications and reports, 1922-1925
Republic Steel Corporation: General, 1930-1931
Submarine Signaling Corporation: R. F. Blake, Assistant to the President, 1917-1920
Submarine Signaling Corporation: T. R. Madden, Vice President, 1918
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Frederic Parker, President, 1918
Submarine Signaling Corporation: F. K. Tappan, Secretary-Treasurer, 1918-1919
Submarine Signaling Corporation: F. K. Tappan, Secretary-Treasurer, 1919
Submarine Signaling Corporation: T. R. Madden, Vice President, 1919
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Gordon Dexter, President, 1919
Submarine Signaling Corporation
R. F. Blake, Assistant to the President, 1919
R. M. Tappan, Secretary-Treasurer, 1920
T. R. Madden, Vice President, 1920
Gordon Dexter, President, 1920
F. Minden Cole, Canadian Agency, 1918-1919
Annual statements, etc., 1919-1933
P. H. Coleman, Assistant Secretary, 1917-1920
Directors' meetings, 1912-1915
Board of Directors, 1920
Major Higginson, 1914-1918
Judge Lowell's decision-fathometer suit, 1926
Memoranda, 1917-1920
Patent Committee Reports, 1917-1920
Submarine Signaling Corporation
Tests, 1918
Tests-Memo, 1907-1920
Catalogues and literature, 1912-1932
Pictures, photographs, etc.
Correspondence, 1912-1923
Correspondence, 1924-1933
General, 1912
Submarine Signaling Corporation
General, 1913-1919
Professor Fessenden's mail, 1914
Contents of Fessenden's desk, 1914
Miscellaneous, 1913-1925
G. E. M. Bertram, Engineer, 1919
Submarine Signaling Corporation
C. F. Cairns, Engineer, 1917-1919
H. J. W. Fay, 2nd Vice President, 1917-1920
Richard Fay, Engineer, 1917-1919
H. McB. Parker, Production Engineer, 1919
H. McB. Parker, Production Engineer, 1920
A. E. Hart, Engineer, 1915-1919
H. V. Hayes, Engineer, 1917-1919
R. L. Williams, Engineer, 1916
R. L. Williams, Engineer, 1919-1920
E. C. Wood, Engineer, 1917-1919
War Department, 1918-1920
Bureau of Standards, 1917-1920
US Shipping Board, 1917-1920
Submarine Signaling Corporation
Submarine Board, Optical Office, 1919
Internal Revenue, 1918-1920
Inter-Department Radio Board, 1920
Government Printing Office, 1919
Bureau of Ordnance, 1918-1920
Department of Justice, 1919
Government Departments-General
National Research Council, 1918
Council of National Defense, 1917-1918
J. T. Tompkins, Naval Operations, 1918-1919
E. Stuart Tucker, Navy Yard, New York, 1920
Bureau of Construction and Repair, 1917-1919
Special Naval Board on submarine devices, 1917-1918
Report on anti-submarine work, Naval Experimental Station, 1918
Reports of Submarine Signaling Corporation, Volume I
Submarine Signaling Corporation-United Fruit Company
Reports of Submarine Signaling Corporation, Volume II
Takata Company: General, 1924
United Fruit Company: General, 1910-1922

4. Correspondence and Data Regarding United States Government

Bureau of Aircraft Production-Navy Department
Bureau of aircraft production, 1918-1919
Department of Justice, 1919-1920
Fuel Administration, Bureau of Conservation, 1918
Federal Radio Commission, 1926-1930
Treasury Department, Coast Guard, 1915-1922
President, 1913-1928
Senate, 1906-1928
War Department, 1914-1925
Bureau of Standards, 1906-1931
Coast Artillery, 1915-1920
Shipping Board, 1915-1917
Bureau of Lighthouses, 1917-1918
Navy Department: General, 1911-1918
Navy Department Naval Office-Fessenden personal
Navy Department: General, 1919
Navy Department: General, 1924-1931
Navy Department: Submarine Board, 1917-1919
Navy Department: Priority Orders, 1918
Navy Department: W. P. Beehler, 1918-1919
Navy Department: B. C. Decker, 1917-1919
Navy Department: J. R. Defrees, 1918-1919
Navy Department: M. A. Libbey, 1917
Navy Department: General, 1918
Naval Offices: Admiral A. W. Grant, Commander of Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, 1917
Naval Office: C. S. McDowell, Special Board, Naval Experimental Station, 1917-1918
Naval Office: C. S. Gillette, Machinery Division, New York Navy Yard, 1920
Naval Office: Commander Beehler, Machinery Division, New York Navy Yard, 1920
Naval Office: Charlestown, Massachussetts Navy Yard, 1917-1919
Naval Office: Admiral Benson, Naval Operations, 1917-1918
Naval Office: Naval Consulting Board, 1917-1918
Naval Office: Radio-Telegraphic Laboratory, 1911-1917
Naval Office: Selected Letters, Fessenden v. Radio Trust, 1924-1928
Naval Office: Bureau of Steam Engineering, 1917-1920
Naval Office: G. K. Calhoun, 1917-1918
Naval Office: Admiral Griffin, 1917-1920
Naval Office: S. C. Hooper, 1917-1922
Naval Office: R. H. Leigh, 1917-1918
Naval Office: Turbo-electric drive, 1908-1919
Fessenden personal, 1913-1918

5. Correspondence and Data Regarding Foreign Governments

Foreign Government Correspondence
Imperial Japanese Government, 1917-1920
Italian Embassy and Military Commission, 1918
Canadian Government, 1912-1915
Russian Government, 1915-1932
British Admiralty, Lieutenant H. Babington, 1918-1919
British Admiralty and Embassy, Commander Gaunt, 1917
British Consulates and Embassy, 1914-1926
British Government: Air inventions committee, 1918
British Government: Board of Invention and Research, 1917-1919
British Government: Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918
British Government: General Post Office, Sir Matthew Nathan, 1910-1916
British Government: War Office, 1914-1921
British Government: Fessenden memorandum, military and naval methods and apparatus, 1915-1918
British Government: Development of special munitions, 1915
Great Britain: Rifle and machine gun sights, 1914
Great Britain: Aircraft in mass, 1914
Great Britain: Aeroplane engines, 1914-1915
Great Britain: Location of concealed artillery, 1914

6. Inventions

Miscellaneous Materials Relating to Inventions
List of inventions, etc.
Newspaper clippings, 1902-1929
Newspaper clippings
Miscellaneous Materials Relating to Inventions
Pictures of equipment, etc.
Two notebooks entitled, "Sending Station," and "Receiving Station"
New method of agricultural engineering, Herbert Smith, 1929
Agricultural Engineering, Newspaper clippings, 1921
New method of book publishing, 1921
Engine, 1912-1919
Echo sounder, clippings, 1925-1928
Electric heating, 1922-1923
Eliminating bubbles from steel ingots, 1930
Miscellaneous Materials Relating to Inventions
Fathometer: data, photos, and clippings, 1921-1930
Radio compass, 1911-1928
Height indicator, 1925-1930
Hot wire anomometer, 1919
Loud speaker: Patent infringements, 1907-1927
Loud speaker: George K. Woodworth, Attorney, 1924-1925
Loud speaker: Roehm and Adsit, Attorney Fischer, 1926
Loud speaker: Charles Messer Stow and others, 1924
Loud speaker: Clippings, 1921-1924
Loud speaker: Clippings, 1925-1926
Loud speaker: Clippings, 1927-1928
Loud speaker: Trade circulars, State of the Art
Loud speaker: Large diaphragm, 1929
Mechanical and electrical garage parking systems, 1919
Ore location: General, 1922-1932
Ore location: Fessenden patents, 1919
Miscellaneous Material Relating to Inventions
Ore location: Patent data, 1926-1934
Ore location: "The Oil and Gas Journal" March 25, 1926
Ore location: Fessenden memoranda, 1926
Ore location: Kenyon and Kenyon, 1926-1930
Ore location: Geophysical Research Corporation, 1926-1931
Ore location: Geophysical Research Corporation; Minthrop patent
Ore location: Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1926-1933
Oscillator, 1907-1915
Power storage, 1912-1924
Prism reflector test, 1921-1922
Short Wave Patent: Infringements
Miscellaneous Materials Relating to Inventions
Short Wave Patent: Material relative to, 1920-1930
Short Wave Patent: Wireless transmission and reception, 1926
Short Wave Patent: Radio telephone and secrecy sending, clippings, 1902-1928
Short Wave Patent: Photo album of wireless telegraphy apparatus and instruments
Short Wave Patent: Scrapbook of clippings relative to wireless
Tea infusers: Marcus May: Wright, Brown, Quimby and May, 1925
Tea infusers: General, 1923-1929
Tea infusers: H. F. Sahlin, 1922-1925
Tea infusers: John Koren, 1922
Tea infusers: Peter Gray and Sons, 1922-1925
Tea infusers: Atlas Machine Company, 1921-1922
Tea infusers: Aluminum Company of America, 1921-1927
Miscellaneous Material Relating to Inventions
Tea infusers: Data
Tea infusers: Patent information, etc., 1925-1927
Television: Clippings, 1924-1925
Television: Clippings, 1926
Television: Clippings, 1927
Television: Clippings, 1928
Television: Clippings, 1929-1930
Turbo-electric drive, 1908-1928
Bendix Aviation Corporation, 1930
Electric ship propulsion-clippings, 1926

7. Patent Materials

Patent Office; Clippings; Patent Attorneys
Patent Office, 1911-1920
Patent Office, 1921-1927
Clippings, 1924-1933
Patent Attorneys: Christy and Christy, Darwin S. Wolcott, 1901
Patent Attorneys: Christy and Christy, Darwin S. Wolcott, 1902
Patent Attorneys: Christy and Christy, Darwin S. Wolcott, 1903
Patent Attorneys: Christy and Christy, Darwin S. Wolcott, 1903
Patent Attorneys: Christy and Christy, Darwin S. Wolcott, 1904-1908
Patent Attorneys: F. W. H. Clay, 1907
Patent Attorneys: F. W. H. Clay, 1907-1908
Patent Attorneys
F. W. H. Clay, 1909
F. W. H. Clay, 1909
F. W. H. Clay, 1909
F. W. H. Clay, 1910-1911
F. W. H. Clay, 1912-1913
Abel and Imray, 1910-1913
Lyman and Fish-Jones, 1926
Patent Files: Patents #777,014-#916,428
Patent Files: Cards showing cross index between patent numbers and serial numbers
Patent 777,014 - transmitting and receiving signals
Patent 793,647 - cable condenser
Patent 793,648 -- receiver for electro-magnetic waves
Patent 793,649 - wireless telephone
Patent 793,650 - wireless telephone
Patent 793,651 - aerial for wireless signaling
Patent 793,652 - aerial
Patent 793,718 - water aerial
Patent 793,777 - condenser capacity A
Patent 814,951 - condenser capacity A
Patent 846,081 - receiver
Patent 897,278 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 897,279 - generation of high frequency oscillations
Patent 915,280 - electric signaling
Patent 916,428 - improvements in receivers
Patents #916,429-#938,836
Patent 916,429 - receiver
Patent 917,574 - detecting device for wireless telegraphy
Patent 918,306 - method of wireless signaling
Patent 918,307 - apparatus for wireless signaling
Patent 921,531 - receiver for electro-magnetic waves
Patent 923,962 - receiving and transmitting signals on same antenna
Patent 923,963 - method of generating high frequency oscillations
Patent 928,371 - selective signaling apparatus
Patent 932,111 - capacity changer
Patent 932,112 - lighting arresters
Patent 938,836 - methods for cleaning guns
Patents #941,565-#979,145
Patent 941,565 - method for determining positions of vessels
Patent 941,565 - determining position of vessels
Patent 948,068 - wireless telegraphy, steel tower
Patent 956,489 - sending conductors
Patent 960,631 - wireless signaling
Patent 962,014 - wireless recorder
Patent 962,015 - receiver for electric signaling
Patent 962,016 - self-exciting liquid barretter
Patent 962, 017 - current-operated devices
Patent 962,018 - method of inverting signaling
Patnet 962,417 - electrical receiving apparatus
Patent 974,762 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 979,144 - transmission and receipt of electrical energy
Patent 979,145 - improvements in electric signaling
Patents #981,406-#1,019,236
Patent 981,406 - multiplex telegraphy
Patent 998,567 - antenna for wireless signaling
Patent 1,002,049 - signaling by electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,002,050 - receivers for signaling
Patent 1.002.051 - signaling by electro-magnetic wave
Patent 1,002,052 - improvements in electric signaling
Patent 1,002,141 - determining position of ships
Patent 1,015,881 - transmission of writings, sounds and pictures
Patent 1,019,236 - atmospheric booth for elimination of electrostatic in signaling
Patents #1,020,032-#1,050,441
Patent 1,020,032 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,022,539 - receiver for electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,022,540 - wireless signaling
Patent 1,0222,584 - method of determining frequency of periodic impulses
Patent 1,035,334 - improvement in wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,042,778 - receiver for electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,044,637 - receiver for electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,045,781 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,045,782 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,048,670 - relay patent
Patent 1,050,441 - puller-in, for receiving signals
Patents #1,050,728-#1,121,722
Patent 1,050,728 - signaling
Patent 1,059,665 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,059,666 - improvement in preventing interference with receipt of telegraphic signals
Patent 1,074,423 - wireless signaling
Patent 1,074,424 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,080,271 - signaling
Patent 1,101,895 - signaling by sound and other longitudinal elastic impulses
Patent 1,101,914 - Fessenden antenna
Patent 1,101,915 - horizontal aerial
Patent 1,112,441 - system of storing power
Patent 1,114,975 - storage of wheeled vehicles
Patent 1,121,722 - agricultural engineering
Patents #1,126,966-#1,154,750
Patent 1,126,966 - sending and receiving electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,132,465 - apparatus for converting heat into work
Patent 1,132,568 - improvements in electric signaling
Patent 1,132,569 - improvements in wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,133,435 - method and apparatus for reproducing impulses
Patent 1,141,386 - wireless telegraphy by electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,141,453 - wireless by electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,147,010 - wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,154,750 - amplifying electrical impulses
Patents #1,156,677-#1,167,366
Patent 1,156,677 - multiple frequency aerial
Patent 1,157,094 - simultaneous transmitting and receiving
Patent 1,158,123 - generating and receiving electro-magnetic waves, diamond bridge arrangement
Patent 1,158,124 - aerial navigation
Patent 1,165,862 - high frequency generator
Patent 1,166,892 - apparatus for producing high frequency oscillations
Patent 1,166,893 - apparatus for producing high frequency oscillations
Patent 1,167,366 - oscillator
Patents #1,170,969-#1,184,843
Patent 1,170,969 - improvements in means of transmitting intelligence
Patent 1,172,017 - apparatus for wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,172,018 - electro-magnetic indicator
Patent 1,175,418 - improvements in wireless telegraphy
Patent 1,176,282 - group beats and group heterodyne
Patent 1,178,507 - wireless signaling call
Patent 1,179,906 - electric signaling
Patent 1,182,003 - generating electro-magnetic waves
Patent 1,182,843 - direction finding switch
Patent 1,184,843 - signaling by electro-magnetic waves
Patents #1,191,072-#1,240,328
Patent 1,191,072 - generating power
Patent 1,207,387 - clipping clutch oscillator
Patent 1,207,388 - signal selector
Patent 1,212,202 - submarine, subterranean and aerial telephony
Patent 1,213,176 - phonograph kinetoscopes
Patent 1,213,610 - dynamo electric machinery
Patent 1,214,531 - power generation
Patent 1,217,165 - power plants
Patent 1,217,585 - iceberg and sounding equipment
Patent 1,240,328 - methods and apparatus for locating ore bodies
Patents #1,247,520 - #1,265,766
Patent #1,247,520 - system for storing power
Patent #1,265,068 - condenser converter
Patent #1,265,766 - naval and military methods and apparatus
Patents #1,268,949 - #1,319,521
Patent #1,268,949 - methods and apparatus for agricultural engineering
Patent #1,270,398 - transmitting and receiving sound waves through the ground
Patent #1,277,562 - multiple diaphragm
Patent #1,291,458 - underwater apparatus
Patent #1,301,675 - heat insulation
Patent #1,311,157 - submarine signaling, recognition signaling
Patent #1,318,739 - pressure equalizing
Patent #1,319,740 - increased circulation
Patent #1,319,145 - detecting and locating ships
Patent #1,319,521 - eliminating undersea vibrations
Patents #1,331,907 - #1,348,856
Patent #1,331,907 - generating and utilizing power
Patent #1,341,795 - locating and destroying enemy gun positions
Patent #1,348,556 - apparatus for submarine signaling
Patent #1,348,825 - detecting low frequency impulses
Patent #1,348,826 - submarine signaling and detection
Patent #1,348,827 - submarine signaling
Patent #1,348,828 - bubble screen
Patent #1,348,855 - locating submarines
Patent #1,348,856 - directive signaling
Patents #1,355,598 - #1,394,482
Patent #1,355,598 - directive signaling
Patent #1,357,449 - artificial leather articles
Patent #1,374,293 - wireless direction finders
Patent #1,384,014 - signaling and utilizing radiant impulses
Patent #1,384,029 - sound signaling, channel finding
Patent #1,384,030 - destroying enemy gun positions
Patent #1,394,482 - double oscillator
Patents #1,394,483 - #1,473,179
Patent #1,394,483 - submarine signaling, sound shadow
Patent #1,397,949 - submarine signaling, screened oscillators in oil tank
Patent #1,397,950 - stop-clocks
Patent #1,414,077 - inspecting materials
Patent #1,415,539 - submarine signaling - compensator
Patent #1,429,497 - inductance capacity and amplifier
Patent #1,453,316 - acoustic methods and apparatus
Patent #1,472,558 - directional receiving of submarine signals - tubular sound screens
Patent #1,473,179 - eliminating undesired impulses
Patents #1,486,735 - #1,616,848
Patent #1,486,735 - distributive elastic wave receiver and microphone
Patent #1,497,366 - signaling
Patent #1,501,105 - condenser receiver
Patent #1,574,074 - channel pilots
Patent #1,576,735 - containers for infisionable materials
Patent #1,616,416 - co-ordinating radio and phonograph reproduction - generating and detecting impulses
Patent #1,616,848 - producing and reading books
Patents #1,636,502 - #1,853,119
Patent #1,636,502 - determining distance by echo
Patent #1,732,302 - producing reading books
Patent #1,802,970 - heating buildings
Patent #1,853,119 - determining distance by echo
Patents #1,854,025 - #1,901,503
Patent #1,854,025 - generating and detecting impulses
Patent #1,859,621 - apparatus for setting to best photographic exposure
Patent #1,882,183 - means for parking cars
Patent #1,899,026 - means for modulating electric energy by light impulses
Patent #1,901,502 - light modulators
Patent #1,901,503 - tooth brush
Patents #1,924,032 - #1,991,892; Other Patent Materials
Patent #1,924,032 - height indicator
Patent #1,991,892 - height indicator
Skinner patent application for leather dressing (patent #1,847,629), 1929-1932
Original patents, 1893, 1899, 1927
Two Volumes of Fessenden Patents, 1891-1935
Extra Patent Copies, #12,115 - #1,157,094
Extra Patent Copies, #1,158,123 - #1,991,892
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Patent Applications, 1903-1904
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Data to be files with licenses from, 1921-1924
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Foreign licenses, 1913-1921
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Licenses from, 1912-1917
Submarine Signaling Corporation: Licenses from, 1918-1928
Patent Applications, 1903-1904
Patent Applications, 1905-1906
Patent Applications, 1906-1907
Patent Applications, 1907-1910
Pending Applications, 1918-1922
Pending Applications, 1922-1928
Abandoned Applications, 1904-1911
Abandoned Applications, 1912-1918
Abandoned Applications; Patent Applications - Supplementary File, Interference Records, 1919-1928
Abandoned Applications, 1919-1928
Patent applications - supplementary file, interference records
Patent Applications - Supplementary File, Interference Records
Patent Applications; National Electric Signaling Company
Patent applications - supplementary file, interference records
National Electric Signaling Company - foreign Fessenden patents, 1906-1907
National Electric Signaling Company - Foreign Fessenden Patents, 1907-1908
National Electric Signaling Company - Foreign Fessenden Patents, 1908-1909
National Electric Signaling Company - Foreign Applications and Patents
National Electric Signaling Company - foreign Fessenden patents, 1909-1910
Foreign applications and patents - "Oscillator", 1913
Foreign applications and patents - "Long Wave", 1914
Foreign Applications and Patents
"Vibratory Motion", 1914
"Engine", 1914
"Engine", 1914
"Iceberg", 1914
"Iceberg", 1914
"Phonograph Kinetoscopes", 1916
"Phonograph Kinetoscopes", 1916
Foreign Applications and Patents
"Exhaust gas storage"
"Transmission and reception of sound waves through the ground"
"Girder case"
"Mine case"
"Under-water apparatus"
"Attuned diaphragm"
"Double oscillator"
"Methods and apparatus for military and naval purposes"
Foreign Applications and Patents
Renewal of British heterodyne patent
Colladon and Strum on Lake Geneva experiments
Sound shadow
Devices for signaling and estimating distances
Methods and apparatus for use in locating submerged vessels
Improved methods and apparatus for use in submarine signaling
Detection and production of compressional waves
Determining distance by echo
Foreign Applications and Patents
Oscillator mountings
Production of sound or compressional waves
Eliminating disturbing energy
Submarine signaling (compensator)
Directive signaling
Channel finding
Detecting gun positions
Locating submarines
Utilizing radiant impulses
Submarine signaling
Water line sound screen
Recognition signaling
Bubble screen (sound insulation)
Destroying gun positions
Foreign Applications and Patents
French patents, 1902-1910
German patents, 1902-1908
Patents, under International Convention, 1900-1926

8. Legal Disputes

Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material
One copy, "Radio Retailer and Jobber," April, 1926
Data for suits, general, 1902-1926
Correspondence, 1907-1910
Correspondence, 1911
Correspondence, 1912-1920
Correspondence, 1921-1930
Correspondence and Legislation
Correspondence, 1924-1928
Chronological abstract of letters and events, 1902-1925
Legislation pertaining to legal disputes, 1924-1927
Legislation pertaining to legal disputes, 1924-1927
Law re Combinations and monopolies
Patent laws, etc.
Articles and Case Files
Browne and Woodworth: National Electric Signaling Company suit - patent statement, 1911-1925
Browne and Woodworth: National Electric Signaling Company suit - patent statement, 1911-1925
Browne and Woodworth: Case account, etc., 1911-1915
Browne and Woodworth: George K. Woodworth - copies of letters furnished, 1917-1931
Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1924-1927
Case Files
Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1928-1932
Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1928-1932
Hurlburt, Jones, and Hall, 1928-1932
Combination Suit: Radio Corporation of America option agreement and release, final form and drafts
Combination Suit: Work papers leading up to final draft agreement
Combination Suit: Work papers used in combination case
Combination Suit: Fessenden statements re Radio Corporation of America suit - patent valuations
Combination Suit: Frank J. Staub
Combination Suit: Owen D. Young - General Electric Company, Boyd B. Jones file, 1926-1928
Combination Suit: Owen D. Young - General Electric Comapny, Fessenden file, 1927-1928
Case Files
Combination Suit: Plaintiff's declaration
Commonwealth Country Club, 1922-1927
Coolidge Corner Electric Shop, 1925-1929
Fessenden v. Gordon Dexter of Submarine Signaling Company - bills of complaint (1920) - exhibits, 1912-1920
Fessenden v. Gordon Dexter of Submarine Signaling Company - bills of complaint (1920) - exhibits, 1912-1920
Fessenden claims against German Government, 1919-1925
Kintner, receiver, National Electric Signaling Company v. United States Government, 1916-1925
National Electric Signaling Company receivers v. United States Government, 1920-1929
Printed briefs, etc.
National Electric Signaling Company v. United States Government, 1917-1927
Final documents in National Electric Signaling Company suit
National Electric Signaling Company, Historical, 1896-1926
Fessenden v. National Electric Signaling Company
Memo "A" - assignment of patents
Summary of 1911-1912 pleadings
Settlement, 1916
George K. Woodworth - memo for use in suit, 1915-1925
Memo for use in suits, 1914-1927
Firth testimony, 1908-1929
Failure of Fessenden to assign patents, 1903-1911
Letters re business done or turned down, 1905-1909
Letters re Fessenden's wireless system, 1903-1908
Letters re Fessenden and Walker (#6), 1908-1909
Protesting against Company turning down business (#7)
Memoranda (#8)
Leading to formation of National Electric Signaling Company, (#9), 1901-1902
Material, 1892-1902
Printed court materials
Letters regarding Contract of 1908
Letters regarding Contract of 1908-1911
Fessenden v. National Electric Signaling Company and Other Case Files
Copies of letters in files of Browne and Woodworth, 1915
Copies of letters in files of Browne and Woodworth, 1916
Copies of letters in files of Browne and Woodworth, 1916
Copies of letters in files of Browne and Woodworth, 1917-1923
Radio Telephone Company v. Collins Wireless Telephone Company, 1909-1910
Russell Print v. Fessenden, 1926
United States Government and Great Britain - Fessenden reimbursement claims, 1907-1917
Suits re breakage of furniture: Mr. Cross, Attorney, 1930-1931
Suits re breakage of furniture: Pittsburg Plate Glass, 1929
Suits re breakage of furniture: Bermuda Line, 1929
Suits re breakage of furniture: Stewart's Colonial Furniture, 1929-1930
Suits re breakage of furniture: Haywood Furniture Company, 1929-1931

9. Interest in Invention and Science in General

Medals of Award
Franklin Institute, John Scott Medal, 1926-1931
Institute of Radio Engineers, 1913-1926
Medals of award, 1912
Clippings and Other Data re Scientific Developments
Article file, 1918-1920
Scrapbooks, 1906, 1911-1912
Clippings, Whitney article on invention, 1925
Scientific clippings, 1926-1930
Aeronautics, 1930
Report on gyroscopic theory, 1914
Pholog or photographic book clippings
Power data clippings, 1922-1928
Clippings and Other Data; Other Inventors
Clippings and other data: Radio clippings
Clippings and other data: "Trusts" - radio and other clippings
Clippings and other data: Federal Trade Commission, Government Radio action
Clippings and other data: Submarine S-4 disaster, 1927-1928
Clippings and other data: American Telephone Company Journal, 1925
Clippings and other data: Wireless telegraphy and te;llephony, 1908-1909
Clippings and other data: Committee on Postal Affairs, Censorship
Other inventors: C. J. Thatcher, 1931
Other inventors: W. E. D. Stokes, 1911-1914
Other inventors: E. Kilburn Scott, 1911-1913
Other inventors: Lambert Schmidt, 1911-1913
Other inventors: Rothamsted Experimental Station, 1921-1926
Othern inventors: Charles W. Ridinger, Elihu Root, 1923
Other Inventors
Professor George D. Birkhoff, 1918-1933
F. L. O. Wadsworth, 1911
Dr. Birkhoff, reports, 1918
Dr. Birkhoff, reports, 1919
Dr. Birkhoff, reports, 1920
Dr. Lee De Forest, 1915-1929
Thomas A. Edison, 1915-1927
J. Marvin Roberts
Other Inventors; Fessenden Writings
Other inventors: Wright Brothers, 1911-1912
Other inventors: Offers of collaboration and/or demonstration from other inventors, 1912-1930
Other inventors: Oscar C. Roos, 1928-1929
Other inventors: Personal, 1926-1928
Fessenden writings: Scientific American, 1916-1928
Fessenden writings: The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910-1928
Fessenden writings: Miscellaneous re scientific writings, 1916-1930
Fessenden writings: Science, 1900-1928
Fessenden writings: Cohesion, electricity, magnetism and gravitation
Fessenden writings: Articles, 1906-1911
Fessenden writings: One set Fessenden autobiography in Radio News, Jan.-Nov., 1925
Fessenden writings: Autobiography in Radio News, proof sheets
Fessenden writings: Autobiography in Radio News, manuscript
Fessenden writings: Fessenden biographical material

10. Deluged Civilization

Scope and Content:

After World War I until his death in 1932, Reginald A. Fessenden concentrated on a geographical problem inherent in the classical myths which he called "mytharcheology." Assuming a reasonableness in the myths, he found data consistently confusing for one geographical area and concluded there was a misreading of the geographical descriptions. He determined that the "Atlantic Ocean" of the myths was really a reference to the Ocean of Atlantis (today's remnant is the Caspian Sea) and that this ocean and surrounding territory had been profoundly altered by a deluge, probably a tidal wave.

Fessenden also believed that on the western shore of the Ocean of Atlantis had probably existed a race of men living in an advanced state of civilization, in a veritable Garden of Eden, isolated and protected by natural barriers of water and mountains and that the deluge had dispersed these people, fanning them out in migrations for eventual nations of Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Sumerians, Finns, and Semites.

In 1923, worried that the new colonizations in the area of the Caucasus Isthmus by the Russians would obscure archeological data necessary to support his thesis, Fessenden hurried into print with a four chapter explication of a portion of this theory of the lost civilization as well as two extraneous chapters. In this collection are two copies of page proof and a typescript of THE DELUGED CIVILIZATION OF THE CAUCUS ISTHMUS (Boston: T. J. Russell Print Co., 1923), Pp. 139, 500 copies. The titles of the chapters are an adequate revelation of the contents:

I. The Geography of Greek and Semitic Mythology.

II. Sequences (Traditions of the Deluge, Birthplace of Mankind, etc.)

III. The Physical Characteristics of the Caucasus Isthmus and Their

Influence on Primitive Theology and Science (The Garden of Eden,

Description of Atlantis, etc.)

IV. By-Products of Civilizations (Labor and Capital, Sales Tax, How

Edward VII Gave Instructions which Resulted in the Invention of a

Device for Advanced Warning of Zeppelin Raids; Langley and the

Wright Brothers, etc.)

V. Solution of Problems (Crop Stabilization, Effects of Over-Organ-

ization, Power Storage, etc.)

VI. The Records of the Ur-Al and of the Cabeiri.

In addition to the above publication, Fessenden was billed $100 by a linotype company in March 1923, for printing a 28-page manuscript called, "A Possible Glacial Age Factor, and a Possible Definite Location and Date of the Deluge, and Its Possible Bearing on Race Migration." Only the typescript copy is in this collection.

[Note: There is also a printed flyer dated November 20, 1923, with

the heading ADDENDA - "National Council of Jewish Women Opposes Use

of Bible in Public Schools," with Fessenden's name printed after

the text. A typescript copy and a newspaper clipping from the

BOSTON TRANSCRIPT which is quoted in the flyer are preserved.

Correspondence relating to DELUGED CIVILIZATION includes ca. 400 letters to Fessenden as well as copies of his own letters to correspondents. Letters are to and from writers and scholars-- professional and amateur Egyptologists, Assyriologists, anthro- pologists, as well as amateur scholars--often members of the St. Botolph Club of Boston. Extended correspondence was exchanged with Edward Chiera, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Chicago (28 letters); Robert E. Briggs of Boston (32 letters); Edward Gilchrist of the St. Botolph Club (24 letters); and poet Robert Hillyer (9 letters). Other scholars who shared ideas with Fessenden were W. E. D. Allen of London, author of A HISTORY OF THE GEORGIAN PEOPLE, 1932; James H. Breasted of the Oriental Institute, Chicago, author of THE CONQUEST OF CIVILIZATION, 1926; Assyriologist Albert F. Clay; W. J. Holland of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburg; geologist George McCready Price; archeologist Arles Hrdlicka of the Smithsonian Institute and Sir Flinders Petrie of The British School of Archeology in Egypt.

Those with expertise agreed with Fessenden that his hypothesis could only be supported by archeological exploration of the Caucasus Isthmus, possibly in conjunction with Russian scientists. Numbers of letters reveal Fessenden's hopes for an expedition, with Assyriologist Clay, Egyptologist Breasted, anthropologist Hrdlicka, and Fessenden himself as engineer or "general handy man...I can also cook." Letters indicate that in 1925 an endowment was sought from Mrs. Mary B. Longyear, member of the board of the American School of Oriental Research, and a few years later, after successful litigation over patents, Fessenden offered $10,000 of his own to support an expedition.

Many letters are basically acknowledgments for complimentary copies of THE DELUGED CIVILIZATION OF THE CAUCASUS ISTHMUS such as those from Thomas Edison; poet John Macy; senator Henry Cabot Lodge, whose copy is now in the Duke University Library; Lord Balfour; Herbert Weir Smith of Harvard; scientist Frank W. Very; Hilaire Belloc; C. B. Gulick, a classical scholar; V. S. Illiaschenko, student of philology; Edgar J. Banks, Babylonian scholar; novelist James Branch Cabell; W. J. H. Strong, research engineer and amateur archeologist; author Chard Powers Smith; Robert Fulton Blake of the Submarine Signaling Corporation; M. Rostovt- zeff, Yale Department of the Classics, etc.

Fessenden sought information on problems in the myths such as flying lizards and exotic citrus fruit, place names, and old maps from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Department of War, and Royal Geograph- ical Society of London. His theories of taxation were discussed in some detail by correspondent Charles J. Bullock, the Harvard economist; philology and the tracing of place names were frequent topics with Gilchrist and Briggs. Occasionally letters provide a point of view on the unbecoming reclusiveness of the Lowell Institute in Boston, post-war attitude towards Germany, disapproval of Joseph Stalin and the new Russian regime, the Teapot Dome Scandal, architectural credit for the Library of Congress being given to the wrong man, controversy over the Wright Brothers' v. Langley's contribution to aviation, feasibility of power storage plant on the Alps (to Mussolini), similarities of the secret society of the Cabeiri and Freemasonry, etc.

Through the 1920's there are intermittant exchanges with Wilson Follett, editor of the Yale University Press and later an editor at Knopf Publishers concerning publication. While at Yale, Follett rejected DELUGED CIVILIZATION because advisory scholars took exception to the detail of Fessenden's treatment of ancient Oriental geography, history, folklore, and philology as often inaccurate and believed that his interpretations were more likely to be fanciful than scholarly (June 22, 1923).

Of special interest are two letters to Fessenden's son from W. E. D. Allen from London and Salzburg (February 28 and April 14, 1933) in which he discusses other scholars and scholarship relative to Fessenden's interest in a lost civilization, as well as Fessenden's own scholarship-- likening him to Schliemann, the amateur archeologist who uncovered the site of many-layered Troy. Allen advised that the two copies of the notes left by Fessenden be placed in two separate banks. (See Misc- ellaneous, DELUGED CIVILIZATION below for extent of notes preserved in this collection.)

On March 18, 1924, Chapter 10 of DELUGED CIVILIZATION was published in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR with the headline, "Finding a Key to the Route Described in the Sacred Writings of the Egyptians." In the collection is a copy of the Monitor "chapter" and the typescript with the title "The Key to the Book of the Dead."

March 8, 1926, Chapter 9 was published in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR with the headline "How it was Discovered that All So-Called Myth Lands were the Caucasus." A copy of the newspaper "chapter" is in the collection as well as the typescript copy with the title "The Mother-land of Mankind: the Caucasus."

Chapter 11, "The Egyptian and Aryan Home-Lands," DELUGED CIVILIZATION OF THE CAUCASUS ISTHMUS, was published by the Massachusetts Bible Society, Boston, 1927, 250 copies. Page proof in the collection indicates that there were ca. 22 pages; the typescript copy is also preserved.

A hundred copies of a posthumous edition consisting of published and unpublished papers relative to the DELUGED CIVILIZATION were published by Reginald K. Fessenden, the son. Two of the chapters are those cited above for 1924 and 1926. Preserved are the printer's copy and much of the type- script copy prepared by Fessenden, senior. The table of contents contains an introduction by the son and the following chapter headings: "The Records of the Pre-Deluge Civilization of the Caucasus Isthmus," Chapter 7, Pp. 4-14; "The Home of Abraham," Chapter 8, Pp. 15-19; "How it was Discovered that the So-Called Myth Lands were the Caucasus Isthmus," Chapter 9, Pp. 20-22 (See also CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, March 8, 1926); "Finding a Key to the Sacred Writings of the Egyptians," Chapter 10, Pp. 23-25 (See also CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, March 18, 1924); "Cacasia, Mother of the Great Civilizations," Pp. 26-28; "The Morning Land of the Caucasus," Pp. 29-31; "The Zenith of the Babylonian Astro- nomers," Pp. 32-34; "Plato's Atlantis Word Puzzle," Pp. 35-37; "The Egyptian Ten Pre-Deluge Kings of Solon and Plato," Pp. 38-40; "An Apparently Definite Identification on Masons with the Egyptian M-S-N," Pp. 41-44 [Reprint of six-page pamphlet by Bro. Professor Reginald A. Fessenden, P. M., Euclid Lodge, Boston; "An Apparently Definite Iden- tification of Masons with the Egyptian M.S.N." (Liverpool: Merseyside Association of Masonic Research, 1923)]; "Synopsis of Some Unpublished Chapters of The Deluged Civilization," Pp. 47; 2 maps.

NOTES: Two folders have miscellaneous notes on place names, primitive word roots, a few handwritten notes; and a 12-page typescript called "Eusebius, Preparatio." The balance of the notes are taken from Breasted's CONQUEST OF CIVILIZATION, Pliny's NATURAL HISTORY, Rostovt- zeff's IRANS AND GREEKS IN SOUTH RUSSIA, and other secondary sources.

Several folders of newspaper and magazine clippings deal with archeology and contemporary topics discussed by Fessenden in Chapters 4 and 5 in DELUGED CIVILIZATION. One folder contains pasteups of printer- ready maps and lists of maps.

Pamphlets and Periodicals include Charles J. Bullock's "The American Money Market," 1930; "Bank Advertisements: Ancient and Modern," 1928; "Dionysius of Syracuse--Financier," 1930; The American Schools of Oriental Research--Brochure, 1923-1924 and BULLETIN, October, December, 1923; October 1924. Also Josephus Daniels, "Wilson, Master Strategist," THE AMERICAN LEGION MONTHLY, December, 1926; Victor K. Eustafieff, "Cossack Youth," ASIA, January, 1930; "Second General List of Asiatic Names," Royal Geographic Society, 1923; W. E. D. Allen, "The Ancient Caucasus and the Origin of the Georgians," THE ASIATIC REVIEW, October 1928; Edward Gilchrist, "The Double Deacon," THE MASTER MASON, April, 1927 (et al).

Correspondence, Incoming, 1924-1934, n.d.
Correspondence, Outgoing, 1923-1933
DELUGED CIVILIZATION, Chapters 1-6, 1923
Chapter 10, 1924
Chapter 9, 1926
Chapter 11, 1927
Reprinted and unpublished papers, 100 copies printed posthumously, Chapters 7-10, etc., 1933
Printed Materials
Newspaper Clippings and Periodical Articles
Miscellaneous Maps and Notes

11. Miscellaneous personal materials

1929 Federal and State income taxes
Miscellaneous, 1907-1931
Naval Reserve Papers, 1917-1930
Bermuda investments, 1930-1931
Appointment books, 1890-1909
Miscellaneous Clippings and Photographs
Miscellaneous clippings and photographs - apparatus data book, 1905-1906
Canadian Company - clipping book
Miscellaneous clippings
Golf and sports clippings
Business methods - clippings
Medical and health clippings
Special clippings
Holdings in the Douglas Library relating to Reginald A. Fessenden

12. Cockburn Estate, 1931-1934

Scope and Content:

Mr. and Mrs. Fessenden were administrators of the estate of Mr. Cockburn, uncle of Mrs. Fessenden.

Correspondence and Case Files
Court proceedings
More material on the estate
Charlotte Stockbridge, Housekeeper to Mrs. Cockburn, letters to Mrs. Fessenden, 1931-1933
Cockburn estate, 1931-1934
J. A. Dickson to Mrs. Fessenden, 1931-1933
Mrs. Clare Degan to Mrs. Fessenden, 1931-1934
Mrs. Victoria Cockburn to Mrs. Fessenden, 1933-1935

13. Other material related to Fessenden

Printed Materials
M. A. Thesis: "Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, American Communications Pioneer", 1972
Feasibility Study "Fessenden Park in Dare County, North Carolina", 1980
"Fessenden, Builder of Tomorrows", 1940
"Register of the George H. Clark Radioana Collection c. 1880-1950,", 1985
"Fessenden's TV System"

Subject Headings

  • Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, 1866-1932