This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to wireless telegraphy, radio technology, and radio waves generally. Included are letters pertaining to underwater submarine communication by sound and to the possibility of an individual being involuntarily affected by radio telephone signals. The correspondents include New Jersey native and Asheville, North Carolina, civic leader Fred Loring Seely.
Approximately 15 percent of the documents, including all substantive responses from Edison, have been selected. The unselected material includes inquiries that received form-letter replies stating that Edison had never worked on wireless telegraphy or referring the writer to other sources, as well as other letters that received no response whatsoever. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.