This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's charitable contributions, financial assistance, and donations of equipment. In addition to letters relating to Edison's donations to organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association of the Oranges, the selected items include fund-raising appeals made on behalf Sarah Farmer, the daughter of electrical pioneer Moses G. Farmer. Also included is a letter from Andrew Phillips of Michigan, who worked with Edison as an itinerant telegrapher in Memphis.
Less than 1 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected letters consist primarily of requests for money. Many bear Edison's notation, "no ans." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.