This folder contains correspondence about Edison's personal vehicles and about automobiles in general. Among the items for 1917 is correspondence with H. W. Smith of the Firestone Co. about a new type of cord tire for Edison to try out on his Simplex. Also included is correspondence with Ernest G. Liebold in regard to a Ford coupelet given to Edison's daughter Madeleine Edison Sloane.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes unsolicited offers to buy and sell vehicles, letters of transmittal and acknowledgment, routine technical inquiries receiving form-letter replies, manufacturers' requests to mention Edison as an owner, and Paris transit statistics. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.