This folder contains correspondence and other documents by and about Edison's family. Included are letters about the death of Edison's first wife, Mary Stilwell Edison; the financial affairs and health of his father, Samuel; and the transfer of money and bonds to his daughter, Marion. This folder also contains the passport of Thomas A. Edison, Jr., who traveled to Europe in the fall of 1895 to attend his sister's wedding to Karl Oscar Oeser. At the end of the folder are two undated, handwritten notes from Edison to his daughter, Madeleine.
All of the documents have been selected except for 2 routine receipts from J.P. Morgan & Co. regarding Marion's monthly stipend; and 6 personal letters from Rose V. Conway of Dresden, Germany, to Thomas A. Edison, Jr., and Marion Edison Oeser. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.