This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's life story, his response to erroneous newspaper reports about him, his opinions regarding a variety of subjects, and numerous other matters. The letters consist primarily of unsolicited inquiries, but there are also exchanges with friends and business associates along with letters pertaining to clubs, societies, and special events, including Edison's birthday. Among the correspondents for 1912 are architect William Welles Bosworth, former employee H. F. Frasse, and "Edison Pioneer" Sidney B. Paine of the General Electric Co.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: unsolicited requests for donations, employment opportunities, and interviews; routine requests for biographical and other information, including Edison's advice and opinion. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.