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 documents pertaining to the thirty-fifth anniversary of the invention of the incandescent light and to a joint resolution by the U.S. Congress honoring that achievement with a commemorative gold medal, as well as letters regarding an award from the American Humane Education Society.
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicates. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.