This folder contains correspondence about rubber products and raw materials. There is only one item for 1917 directly related to rubber: an unsolicited letter about the chemical synthesis of rubber, marked "no ans." The other document is an undated note in Edison's hand, possibly from 1917, regarding the relationship between the goldenrod plant and "pollen fever." An inscription on the back, "Join in War on Goldenrod," may be the title of a newspaper article to which Edison was reacting.
Only the item in Edison's hand has been selected.
NOTE: Subsequent research indicates that Edison's remark about goldenrod was probably made in September 1930. His comments on the subject can be found in "Goldenrod Ban Ends; Edison Against It," New York Times, September 26, 1930. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.