This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's charitable contributions, financial assistance, and donations of equipment. Among the documents for 1914 are solicitations from CÃ©line Swarts Baekeland, the New York Telegraphers' Aid Society, and others on behalf of the Belgian Relief Fund. Also included is a letter from longtime Edison associate Samuel Insull conveying an appeal from Lily R. Lippincott, widow of early phonograph entrepreneur Jesse H. Lippincott.
Less than 1 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected documents received no substantive response from Edison. Many bear the notation, "no ans." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.