This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's family. The items for 1914 pertain primarily to the marriage of Edisonâ€™s daughter Madeleine to John Eyre Sloane. Included are numerous letters, draft newspaper articles, and memoranda by Edison's personal assistant William H. Meadowcroft, who handled the wedding arrangements. Also included are letters requesting information about Edison's daughter Marion, who was living in Germany with her husband Major Oscar Oeser when war broke out in Europe. In addition, there are letters by Edison's sons Thomas Jr., William, and Charles; brother-in-law Charles F. Stilwell; cousin Nancy Elizabeth Wadsworth; and nieces Mary Edison Holzer and Nellie Edison Poyer.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of unsolicited correspondence from individuals who were not family members. Also not selected are a few routine documents relating to the financial affairs of Thomas Jr. and William, as well as duplicates and variants of selected items.
A scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to Madeleine Edison's engagement and wedding (Cat. 44,450) can be found in the Scrapbook Series Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.