This folder contains correspondence from or about employees and prospective employees. There are also letters soliciting Edison's opinion regarding former employees seeking positions elsewhere. Most of the correspondence consists of requests for employment at the West Orange laboratory, some in answer to newspaper advertisements. Among the documents for 1908 are items pertaining to liability insurance; the indebtedness of several employees; the funeral expenses for John F. Randolph, Edison's secretary, who committed suicide; and the employment of a bodyguard for Edison.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of unsuccessful applications for employment at the laboratory.
Documents relating to the hiring of William H. Meadowcroft as an assistant to Frank L. Dyer can be found in D-08-09 (Edison, T.A. - Articles).