This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to books sent to Edison or ordered by him. Among the items for 1916 is a letter from Brentano's regarding the renewal of Edison's subscription to various periodicals sent to daughter Marion Edison Oeser in Germany, along with Edison's comment that he would "like to know if these periodicals ever reach her address. I myself cannot even receive letters." There is also a carbon copy of a letter from Edison to sanitation engineer George A. Johnson thanking him for his book, The Typhoid Toll, and remarking that "two of my children have had typhoid." Other correspondents include William G. Frost, president of Berea College, who presented Edison with a copy of Horace Kephart's Our Southern Highlanders; and Charles E. Speirs of D. Van Nostrand & Co.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of routine orders, letters of transmittal, and unsolicited correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.