This folder, covering the years 1913-1914, contains groups of documents that are related to entries made by Harry F. Miller in an unidentified journal. On the back of the last page in each group is a number that presumably corresponds to the number in the journal entry. Included are items pertaining to loans made to Edison by Henry Ford and Miller Reese Hutchison and to a gift of $100,000 in Edison Storage Battery Co. stock from Edison to his son Charles. Also included are documents concerning Edison's stock and bond holdings in the Condensite Co. of America, Edison Portland Cement Co., and Halogen Products Co., as well as other financial transactions involving Rosanna Batchelor, the widow of longtime associate Charles Batchelor; investor James Gaunt; and the Motion Picture Patents Co.
The groups have been arranged in numerical order. The group number appears below each document in the group.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected, including all of the items in each selected group. The unselected groups consist of records of routine internal transactions and payments; items pertaining to Edison's companies rather than to him personally; and material that duplicates the information in the selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.