This folder contains routine letters of introduction and requests to visit Edison or tour the West Orange laboratory. Included are letters about the visit of Pierre Richemond, son of the French steam engine manufacturer, I. Richemond. Substantive letters from individuals who visited the laboratory or company shops on business can be found in their appropriate subject folders.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. Nonsubstantive requests by the following individuals have not been selected: the Count of Paris and his son, the Duke of Orleans; Charles T. Porter, designer of the Porter-Allen steam engine; Lloyd Bryce, editor of the North American Review; the governor and one of the U.S. Senators from Nevada. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.