This folder contains correspondence requesting Edison to write articles, correspondence relating to books and articles about Edison and his inventions, and letters from journalists seeking to interview Edison or soliciting his statements for publication. Among the items for 1910 are numerous letters pertaining to the two-volume biography, Edison: His Life and Inventions, by Frank L. Dyer and T. Commerford Martin. Also included are letters regarding a proposed biography of Edison for young readers, items concerning the sale of a notebook of escapement drawings executed by Edison in 1872, correspondence from Hudson Maxim and Samuel Insull, and a draft by Edison of an article on "the flexible wealth of the United States."
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of requests for statements and interviews that received only a perfunctory response from Edison. Also not selected are copies of letters to Maxim praising his book, The Science of Poetry.