This folder contains two drafts, prepared by Edison's assistant William H. Meadowcroft, of a promotional booklet entitled "The Family Electric." The booklet includes an essay, cuts from advertisements, and testimonial letters. Each version contains corrections by Edison. Only the second draft, which incorporates his earlier copyediting and is more complete, has been selected. The cover of the booklet bears a note written by Meadowcroft on October 26, 1921.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. In addition to the earlier draft, the items not selected include additional testimonial letters, newspaper clippings, and draft notes written by Meadowcroft.
Related material can be found in E-11-15 (Battery Storage - Edison Storage Battery Company). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.