EDISON, THOMAS.  Celebrated American inventor whose credits include the telephone and the telegraph. A personal diary, kept for only part of one month in 1885, records his attempts to perfect his own education by reading. Permission granted for material from The Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Edison by the Philosophical Library, New York. Published as The Diary and Sundry Observations of Thomas Alva Edison, edited by Dagobert D. Runes. New York, Greenwood Press, 1968.