This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's production of organic chemicals during World War I and his involvement in the postwar chemical industry. Included is correspondence with Marc Darrin of H. Koppers Co. on resin; with Capt. Winfield S. Grove on coconut shell charcoal from the Philippines; with chemical merchant Herman A. Metz on dyestuffs; and with Charles L. Parsons of the American Chemical Society on Edison's wartime contributions to the chemical industry and the protection of the postwar American industry from German competition. Also included are communications from Edison employees Archibald C. Emery and Stephen B. Mambert regarding the disposal of equipment, along with lists of equipment at the Edison Chemical Works, which was managed by Edison's brother-in-law John V. Miller.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include price requests and quotations; product inquiries and routine replies, often stating that the chemical was not made by Edison; correspondence about the transmittal and receipt of materials; and copies of descriptions of chemical processes. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.