This letterbook covers the period November 1913-February 1914. Most of the correspondence is by Edison and William H. Meadowcroft. Included are letters addressed to telephone and utilities executive Theodore N. Vail and to automobile manufacturer Henry Ford. Several documents concern the commercial and technical development of Edisonâ€™s alkaline storage battery in the United States and Europe. There are also letters pertaining to public demonstrations of Edisonâ€™s disc phonograph and to technical developments related to the kinetophone, Edisonâ€™s system for talking motion pictures. Additional correspondence relates to Edisonâ€™s health, book acquisitions, and vacations with his family; visitors to the West Orange laboratory; and the disposal of land in Ogden, New Jersey, formerly used by the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Works.
The front cover is marked "T. A. E. From, Nov. 13, 1913. To Feb. 14, 1914." The spine is marked with similar information, along with the number "35." The book contains 697 numbered pages and an index. Approximately 15 percent of the book has been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.