This folder contains correspondence by and about Edison's family. Many of the documents concern the health of Edison's daughter, Marion, who contracted smallpox in January 1890 while traveling in Europe. There is also material about the health problems of Edison's brother, William Pitt, who died in January 1891. Other letters pertain to requests for financial aid from Edison's relatives and to attendance by Edison's family at social functions.
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.