This folder consists primarily of correspondence from advertising managers and publishers. The correspondents for 1917 include E. T. Gundlach of the Gundlach Advertising Co. and Converse D. Marsh of the Bates Advertising Co. Some of the documents bear marginalia by Edison indicating that he did not have "anything to do with the advertising branch of the Business," which was handled by William Maxwell, second vice president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include letters from advertising companies and publishers soliciting Edison's business, invitations declined by Edison, and refutations of statements attributed to Edison. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.