This folder contains correspondence with individuals planning to meet with Edison, arranging for others to meet him, or thanking Edison for a recent meeting. Among the correspondents for 1912 are journalist Joseph. I. C. Clarke, German thermal engineer Rudolf Diesel, and utilities executive Charles L. Edgar. There are also letters from Frederick L. Hoffman, statistician of the Prudential Insurance Co., and Oskar von Miller, electrification pioneer and founder of the Deutsches Museum. Some of the letters concern a visit by Charles Schwab and the Argentine Naval Commission, who dined in Edison's library on April 27, 1912. Other documents pertain to visits by representatives of the Deutsches Museum and by industrial safety pioneer Sir Thomas Oliver.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. Requests for appointments that were declined by Edison and letters that received no reply have not been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.