This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison’s attitude toward World War I and other war-related matters. Included are remarks by Edison about preparedness, the munitions trade with Germany, and his preference for a republican form of government in that country. The correspondents include longtime associate Etienne de Fodor, who writes from Hungary that he shares Edison's "fear that the present war will last long."
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of unsolicited correspondence without a substantive reply from Edison. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.