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Richard Cockburn Maclaurin to Thomas Alva Edison, [date], box 25, MIT
Office of the President Records, 1897-1930 (AC 13), Institute Archives
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notebook, 28 April 1936-[date], box 51, Harold Eugene Edgerton Papers,
1889-1990 (MC 25), Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT
Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts.