This folder contains correspondence requesting Edison to write articles, letters from journalists seeking to interview him, and unsolicited correspondence relating to articles about Edison or his inventions. Many of the letters bear marginalia by Edison. Among the documents for 1912 are Frank W. Taussig's review of Edison, His Life and Inventions in the Quarterly Journal of Economics (August 1912) and a draft letter by Edison to the St. Louis Republic concerning his alkaline storage battery. The correspondents include longtime Edison associate Francis Jehl; Pierre V. R. Key, music critic for the New York World; journalist Edward Marshall; Russian-born writer Ivan Narodny; and A. Ratner, an engineer and publicist in St. Petersburg.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists of items that received a perfunctory response or no reply from Edison. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.