This folder contains correspondence and other documents from 1917, along with undated items that were probably generated in 1917. Included is correspondence regarding the continuing efforts of Italian composer Luigi Romano (called "the insistent professor" by Edison's assistant, William H. Meadowcroft) to secure an autographed photograph of Pope Benedict XV for Mina Edison. There are also items pertaining to a donation by the Edison Storage Battery Co. for the construction of a Greek church in the Oranges, along with a list of Greek employees working for the Edison companies. A letter from J. W. Hudspeth, a former employee of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad, seeks Mrs. Edison's support for legislation to train and deploy black troops in the U.S. Army. A letter from John F. Moore, a stockholder in the long defunct Thomas A. Edison, Jr. and William Holzer Steel & Iron Process Co., requests reimbursement for his investment. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.