This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and to Edison's personal financial interests and investments. Among the items for 1918 are two audits of Edison's personal financial position, prepared by the accounting firm of Lybrand Ross Bros. & Montgomery, showing him to be worth about $11 million. These audits, as well as other financial statements, provide an itemized listing of Edison's stock and bond holdings in both Edison and non-Edison companies.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes routine interoffice communications relating to Edison's purchases of war savings stamps and Liberty Bonds and to the transmittal and receipt of payments. Many of these transactions were handled by treasurer Harry F. Miller. Also not selected are unsolicited offers of financial services.
Related documents can be found in E-18-81 (Thomas A. Edison, Inc.) and in the Richard W. Kellow File (Legal Series). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.