This folder contains documents, primarily correspondence, covering a variety of subjects. Some of the material relates to personal matters. Documents that deal with more than one subject or that do not fall under the main subject categories are also filed in this folder. Among the items for 1896 are letters regarding Edison's attendance at a ceremony honoring Lord Kelvin and an invitation from the mayor of Port Huron, Michigan, for Edison to attend a celebration of his fiftieth birthday. Also included is a letter pertaining to Edison's testimony in the 1890 street-railway case of Pelton v. East Cleveland Railroad Co. At the end of the folder, in Edison's handwriting, is a stanza from Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.