This folder contains documents relating to Edison's real estate transactions, including land owned by him or offered to him for sale. Among the items for 1916 are several letters from Isaac W. England of Passaic Metal Ware Co. concerning the transfer of Edison's mineral rights on property that England was planning to purchase from the New Jersey Zinc Co. Also included are letters from Joseph P. Day regarding the sale of land in the Newark Meadows to Edison for a chemical works, along with an inquiry from Eugene B. Wilson of the Chemical Products Co. about the lease of Edison's iron ore properties in Ogden, New Jersey.
Approximately 15 percent of the documents have been selected. Many of the unselected items are unanswered or rejected offers of property for sale and general inquiries about Edison's needs. Also unselected are routine business documents not handled by Edison, including legal and financial documents, memoranda by Edison attorney Henry Lanahan on tax assessment cases, and material relating to property taxes at Edison's Silver Lake chemical plants in Belleville, New Jersey. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.