This folder contains correspondence and other documents authored by, or sent to, Edisonâ€™s assistant, William H. Meadowcroft. In addition to items pertaining to Meadowcroft's personal affairs, there are also letters directly related to Edison and written on his behalf, similar to those in the other folders of the Edison General File. Among the documents for 1915 are letters concerning the efforts of Italian composer Luigi Romano to secure an autographed photograph of Pope Benedict XV for Mina Miller Edison. There are also references to public functions involving Edison, including the banquet in his honor at Carnegie Hall sponsored by the Civic Forum, and to holiday celebrations in the Edison household. The correspondents include libertarian author and social critic Albert Jay Nock and longtime Edison associates James Gaunt, William J. Hammer, T. Commerford Martin, and Sidney B. Paine.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists of personal correspondence with Meadowcroftâ€™s friends and acquaintances, along with routine letters of transmittal and acknowledgment written in his capacity as Edison's assistant. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.