This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to books sent to Edison or ordered by him, along with items pertaining to his book collections in West Orange and Fort Myers and his subscription to news clipping services. In addition to correspondence with publishers and book dealers, there are letters from authors such as Edgar Chambless, Robert Grau, Hiram M. Hartwell, and Elbert G. Hubbard. Also included is a letter by Rev. James Luke Meagher, recalling his visit with Edison at Menlo Park during the early 1880s.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists of routine orders, letters of transmittal, and unsolicited correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.