This folder contains documents, primarily correspondence, covering a wide variety of subjects. Some of the material relates to personal matters. Also included are documents that deal with more than one subject, such as a letter about both the electric light and the phonograph. Documents concerning subjects that do not fall under the main subject categories are also filed in this folder. Among the items for 1894 are letters pertaining to Edison's relationship to the National School of Electricity, his opinions of the patent system, and his views about the relative merits of battery-powered and spring-motor phonographs. There are also documents regarding the operations of several Edison companies, including the Bates Manufacturing Co., Edison Industrial Works, and Sims-Edison Electric Torpedo Co. Included is correspondence by and about long-time Edison associates J.C. Henderson, Louis Glass, Frank McLaughlin, Robert H. Thurston, and Frank W. Toppan.
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.