This folder contains credit reports on companies, individuals, organizations, and charities. Among the items for 1916 are reports on British sales agent Herbert Lewis, who was involved with Edison's war-related chemicals business, and a request on behalf of Mina Miller Edison for information on Halbert K. Hitchcock, fiancé of her sister Grace.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include reports on individuals, businesses (especially in the chemical industry), publishing projects, exhibitions, charities, and war-related enterprises that had solicited support from Edison and been referred to Proudfoot's for investigation. Some of the documents bear marginalia by Edison indicating his decision not to deal with the organization in light of a negative report. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.