In a message dated 4/10/2010 2:14:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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"That is why he (Edison) had such a huge library. I am sure he knew about
Scott, and I suspect he knew about Cros. The evidence might still be in
his library, not in his lab notes."
Edison may well have known something about Scott (whose work was already in
translation by 1863, Ganot), and maybe even Young (1807), but how could he
know about Cros (whose La Semaine du Clerge first occurred on Oct 10th,
1877 and whose sealed packet was opened on Dec 3, 1877)? TAE's essential
observation occurred on July 18th of that year.