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 Céline 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.