- [Photocopied and transcribed 1977-1978]
an extensive collection of Alexander Graham Bell's personal and experimental notes, journals, drawings, and correspondence, including letters to Helen Keller. Also included are photographs of the Bell family and some of Bell's experiments and scientific work. Bell family letters, correspondence between Mabel Bell and her cousin Mary Blachford, telegrams and Bell's mother's journal and Mabel Bell's journals are also included in this fonds. Experimental notes consists of 'Home Notes', 'Lab Notes', 'Contributions to Knowledge', dictated notes and the 'Beinn Bhreagh Recorder'. The 'Home Notes' consist of journals regarding scientific work combined with notes regarding Bell's daily personal life. The 'Lab Notes' related mostly to experimental work and some notes related to the telephone. The 'Beinn Breagh Recorder' was a name given to a set of journals kept by Bell while working at his Baddeck home. The journals consist of experimental notes and photographs and family photographs. Also included are Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) Bulletins and minutes, covering the two years it existed. Most of the family correspondence has been arranged by creator or subject. Bell's poems and Mabel's journals have been arranged by Gilbert Grovener.