This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the use of Edison's name, whether authorized or unauthorized, for advertising, trademark, or other purposes. Included is correspondence with Francis W. Jacobs, a businessman who was assigned the rights to manufacture a patent medicine called Edison Polyform in 1879.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of letters from individuals with children named after Edison.
Related documents can be found in the Legal Department Records. Items concerning the use of the name "Thomas A. Edison, Jr." can be found in D-07-12 (Edison, T.A. - Family).