The selected items in this folder cover the years 1923 and 1928-1931. They consist mainly of correspondence from Madeleine Edison to her parents, Thomas A. and Mina Miller Edison. Some of the letters were written by Madeleine's husband John Eyre Sloane. The letters discuss Madeleine’s social and civic activities, as well as the birth and upbringing of her four children. Several letters from 1929 mention Madeleine’s gallbladder surgery and recovery. The correspondence contains numerous references to Thomas Edison’s health, travel, and celebrity. There are also comments concerning Glenmont, the Edison home in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, and Seminole Lodge, the family's winter home in Fort Myers, Florida.
Additional letters by Madeleine Edison and John E. Sloane can be found 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.