This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to a dinner party and reception in honor of Edison's sixty-fifth birthday. The letters, written by organizers and attendees of the celebrations, concern the presentation of a loving cup to Edison, commemorative photographs, and publicity related to the celebrations, which were held at Glenmont, the Edison residence in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey. Included are letters by Robert T. Lozier, chairman of the birthday committee, William H. Meadowcroft, treasurer, and longtime Edison associates such as Edward H. Johnson, Thomas Commerford Martin, and Francis R. Upton. Several attendees are identified in the documents as "Old Timers" or individuals who were connected with Edison's electric lighting concerns and affiliated companies.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items are mainly letters of transmittal and acknowledgment and other routine correspondence regarding the payment of expenses and the collection of fees. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.