This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to sales, payroll, and other administrative matters at the Edison Chemical Works in Silver Lake, New Jersey. The correspondents include John V. Miller, Edisonâ€™s brother-in-law and manager of the Edison Chemical Works, and William H. Meadowcroft, Edisonâ€™s personal assistant. Among the documents for 1916 are items pertaining to fire safety at the plant and claims of water pollution near the plant. There are also numerous references to the manufacture, sale, and shipment of Iron by Hydrogen. In addition, there are two "Telescript" forms confirming telephone conversations recorded with Edisonâ€™s Telescribe.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents, including all items bearing substantive marginalia by Edison, have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of routine correspondence concerning samples, shipments, and accounts. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.