This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's home in the private residential community of Llewellyn Park in West Orange. Most of the selected items for 1919 pertain to the installation of a new underground electrical cable between Glenmont and the laboratory, so that the house could continue to use direct current rather than switching to the public supply of alternating current. Also included are documents regarding the construction of a new cottage for the chauffeur. Many of the documents are authored by Richard W. Kellow, secretary of Thomas A. Edison, Personal. Other correspondents include Charles A. Nicolai of the Construction and Maintenance Service Division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; attorney and Llewellyn Park trustee William R. Howe; and N. A. Carle and Edward B. Meyer of the Public Service Electric Co.
Approximately 25 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes additional correspondence and legal forms relating to the underground cable; seed orders; and quotations from contractors on barn repair or removal. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.