This folder contains correspondence by Josiah C. Reiff, a longtime associate of Edison who was involved in protracted litigation (George Harrington, Josiah C. Reiff, and Thomas A. Edison v. Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co. et al.) arising from Edison's telegraph work during the 1870s. Among the items for 1909 are requests for loans and other favors from Edison, as well as updates on the progress of litigation. Some of the letters contain marginal notes by Edison, agreeing to loans or discussing other matters.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items consist of letters from Reiff that duplicate information in selected material or that discuss the progress of the litigation but do not involve Edison directly.