This folder contains requests for Edison or members of his staff to deliver lectures or speeches. Among the items for 1919 is a letter from Edison's personal assistant William H. Meadowcroft to Arthur Williams of the New York Edison Co. explaining that "Mr. Edison never speaks in public."
Approximately 15 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items are invitations that received a standard reply stating that Edison never gave public addresses. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.