This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's charitable contributions, financial assistance, and donations of equipment. Among the documents for 1916 are solicitations for war relief efforts, including the Allied Bazaar for the relief of France and Belgium and the Bazaar for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of German and Austro-Hungarian Soldiers. The correspondents include electrical executive Charles A. Coffin, Marshall C. Lefferts of the Celluloid Co., and Richard C. Maclaurin, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected documents received no substantive response from Edison. Many bear the notation, "no ans." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.