This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's friends and acquaintances. Among the correspondents for 1916 are naturalist John Burroughs, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, former employee and motion picture pioneer William K. L. Dickson, rubber magnate Harvey S. Firestone, soap manufacturer Adolph Melzer, Electrical Review editor Charles W. Price, and hobo author Leon Ray Livingston, better known as "A-No 1 The Rambler." Included are references to the presidential election, a camping trip planned and organized by Firestone in which Edison and Burroughs also participated, the marriage of botanist Luther Burbank, and the deaths of business associates Alfred A. Cowles and James Gaunt. There is also correspondence with longtime associates William S. Andrews, Edward H. Johnson, and John W. Lieb, Jr., as well as with members of the Old Time Telegraphers Association.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes unanswered correspondence, duplicates, letters of introduction, and declined invitations.
Numerous clippings about the camping trip can be found in Scrapbook, Cat. 44,455, Scrapbook Series. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.