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These documents relate primarily to the estate of Mina Miller Edison, who died on August 24, 1947. Included are a copy of Mina's last will and testament with handwritten calculations by Madeleine Edison Sloane; and a 72-page account of the settlement of Mina's estate, submitted to the Essex County (N.J.) Probate Division on October 4, 1950, by co-executors Charles Edison and Albert R. Jube. The settlement account includes lists of Mina's stock holdings and other assets, debts, funeral expenses, and taxes (Schedules A-F), along with a list of bequests and distributions and a list of administrative expenses incurred by the estate from the time of Mina's death until June 1949 (Schedules G-H). In addition to the estate records, there is a memorial flier with a portrait of Mina in her old age.
The following sections of the settlement account have not been selected: Schedule H: Loss from Sale or Redemption of Securities, February 11, 1948-March 15, 1949 ($50,799.85); Schedule I: Income Receipts, August 29, 1947-July 5, 1950 ($368,320.23); Schedule J: Income Disbursements, October 22, 1947-May 4, 1950 ($216,335.91); Changes in Investments, September 15, 1947-February 1, 1950.
Also not selected are (1) three letters from the First National State Bank of New Jersey, 1970-1971, relating to the trust that Mina established for her niece Rachel Alice Miller, who died on August 15, 1970; (2) account sheets pertaining to Rachel's trust; (3) photographs (downloaded from the Internet) of Mina and her second husband Edward E. Hughes (1935) and of the Miller Cottage at Chautauqua (1936). Courtesy of David E. E. Sloane.