This folder contains correspondence from Edison's friends and acquaintances. Included are items pertaining to Edisonâ€™s holiday in Maine and his plans to spend time with industrialist Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs in Florida. Also included are letters relating to arrangements for the exhibition of the Kinetophone, Edison's system for talking motion pictures, at the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies convention in Cooperstown, New York. Among the correspondents are numerous longtime Edison associates, including H. Ward Leonard, Thomas Swinyard, and Arthur Williams. Other correspondents include J. Robert Crouse of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Herbert N. Straus of R. H. Macy & Co., and David M. Gardner of the Association Island Corporation.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of unsolicited correspondence and other routine items. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.