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These records consist of invoice books, check books, insurance record books, grocery lists, and other household and personal accounts. Most of the items selected for publication are from three invoice books for the period 1892-1906. These books contain tissue copies of monthly statements for the periods May 1892-April 1896 and May 1898-May 1899, copies of letters concerning accounts, lists of stock and bond holdings, and other items relating to Mina Miller Edison's household and personal accounts. Three loose sheets containing monthly statements for the period May 1895-May 1898 have also been selected.
Among the records not selected is a scrapbook (1885-1887, 1892) containing pasted-in vouchers pertaining to Edison's property at Fort Myers, Florida, including the house, laboratory, and grounds, and to the adjacent property of Ezra T. Gilliland. Also not selected are a record book of stock acquisitions (1889), two books of check stubs (1891-1893), an insurance record book (1893-1896), several pocket notebooks containing grocery lists and household accounts, and an undated cash book. In addition, there is an extensive collection of unbound financial material, including checks, receipted bills, vouchers, and monthly statements. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.