This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison’s formal awards and honors. Included are invitations for Edison to compete for Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Natural Philosophy, which received no reply from the inventor. Also included is correspondence with Charles R. Cross, head of the Physics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, concerning a photographic replica of the Rumford Medalan honor conferred upon Edison by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1895 for his work in electric lighting .
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.