This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's financial interests and investments. Included are remarks by Edison concerning the financial affairs of Ralph H. Beach, an allied developer of battery-powered streetcars, and references to the estate of Robert H. Thompson, former president of the Edison Portland Cement Co. Also included are items pertaining to preparations for the filing of Edisonâ€™s federal income tax.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents, including all items bearing substantive remarks by Edison, have been selected. The material not selected consists of letters of transmittal and acknowledgment; lists of stocks, bonds, and losses; and routine items relating to Edison's personal financial interests and investments. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.