This folder contains standard letters prepared by Edison's personal assistant, William H. Meadowcroft, as responses to the thousands of unsolicited communications that the inventor received on war-related topics. At the beginning of the folder is a note from Meadowcroft to Edison explaining the plan to use the forms as responses to "letters from unimportant people." The numbers at the top of the forms correspond to the notations (for example, "Form 1") that appear on many of the incoming letters in this record group.
All of the forms have been selected. However, some of the form letters that were used in later years are not included in this folder. Examples can be found in the "Correspondence" folders. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.