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Nikola Tesla papers, 1894-1931. 

Creator: 
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Phys. Desc: 
3.5 linear ft. ( 8 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#1234
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Electrician, inventor. Robert Underwood Johnson (1843-1938) was an editor and author.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Nikola Tesla and Robert Underwood Johnson include letters of Tesla to Johnson's wife and daughter, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. Letters to George Scherff, 1902-1930, and others, manuscripts, printed articles, patents, and brochures. The material is of a technical nature and the letters deal primarily with Tesla's work on transformers, turbines, steam and gas oscillators, compressors, pumps, induction motors, and wireless transmitters. Also, printed materials by and about Tesla, including DR. NIKOLA TESLA BIBLIOGRAPHY (1979) by John T. Ratzlaff and Leland I. Anderson; and published selections from diary entries, correspondence, patents, and patent wrappers by Tesla published by the Tesla Book Company. There is also a videotape cassette, "Nikola Tesla the Genius Who Lit the World."