This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's formal awards and honors. Included are invitations for Edison to compete for Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Natural Philosophy, which received no reply from the inventor. Also included are letters from longtime Edison associate T. Commerford Martin and others regarding the Rathenau medal, which was awarded to Edison by the American Museum of Safety in recognition for his miner’s safety lamp.
All of the documents have been selected except for one item pertaining to a school building named in Edison’s honor. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.