This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's home, property, and community interests at Fort Myers, Florida. Most of the letters are by Harvie E. Heitman, a dealer in wholesale and retail groceries who was Edison's agent in overseeing contractors, repairs, workers, and other matters. Among the items for 1911 are letters regarding Edison's interest in the Shultz Hotel Co. and municipal campaigns to promote the planting of royal palm trees and the building of a recreational pier. Also included are items pertaining to the construction of Edison's concrete swimming pool, the remodeling of his dock, damages to a stone wall sustained during a hurricane, and the hiring of a new gardener to replace Michael Doyle, who returned to New Jersey. Many of the letters contain marginal comments by Edison.
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.