This folder contains correspondence with individuals planning to meet with Edison, arranging for others to meet him, or thanking Edison for a recent meeting. Most of the documents contain Edison's draft reply in the form of marginalia. Among the correspondents for 1911 are Miller Reese Hutchison, Samuel Insull, Thomas Commerford Martin, Cornelius E. (Con) Nestor, Emil Rathenau, and Maximilian Toch. Other correspondents include Karl G. Frank, a representative of Siemens & Halske and Siemens-Schuckertwerke; Harriet Hayden Hayes, the sister of a telegraph operator who worked with Edison in Indianapolis during the Civil War; and Edmund C. Hill of Trenton, New Jersey, who was trying to arrange an interview between Edison and a son of the late Leo Tolstoy.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. Requests for appointments that were declined by Edison and letters that received no reply have not been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.