This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's family. Included are items pertaining to the financial affairs of Thomas A. Edison, Jr., and William L. Edison, the sons from Edison's first marriage. Also included are telegrams regarding son Theodore's trip to the Midwest and his visit to Henry Ford in July 1915. A letter by George T. Edson enclosing a genealogy of the Edson Family contains a notation by Edison about his own ancestors. Other correspondents include Edison's uncle Fordice W. Edison; his niece Nellie Edison Poyer; Alice Stilwell Holzer, his sister-in-law by his first marriage, and her daughter Mary Edison (Mame) Holzer; and laboratory employee George L. Ott.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists of unsolicited correspondence from non-family members, letters of transmittal and acknowledgment, communications pertaining to the transfer of funds to Marion Edison Oeser in Freiburg, Germany, and other routine documents relating to the financial and business affairs of the Edison children. Also not selected is a series of letters discussing the disposition of a bond in the Union Pacific Railroad owned by Edison's deceased brother-in-law Robert A. Miller. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.