The selected items in this folder cover the years 1917-1918 and 1928-1931 and consist primarily of letters to Mina Miller Edison from her sister-in-law Louise Igoe Miller. There is also one letter by Mina Edison to Louise and her daughter Rachel. Included are remarks concerning Louise's reaction to the death of her husband Robert Anderson Miller in 1911, her business activities and involvement in the Chautauqua Bird and Tree Club, and her role in Rachelâ€™s business ventures. Several letters discuss the participation of her sons Robert and Lewis in World War I. Also included are references to Edison's reception of an honorary medal from the U.S. Congress in 1928, a luncheon at Chautauqua attended by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in 1929, and Edison's final illness in 1931.
Additional letters by Louise Igoe Miller can be found elsewhere in the Part V Family Records Series, in the Charles Edison Fund Collection, and in the David E. E. Sloane Collection. Some of the letters in the CEF Collection, scanned from the microfilm, are now in the possession of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. These items are so indicated in the document information frame above each image. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.