This folder contains correspondence, prospectuses, and other items relating to the purchase of stocks and bonds. The two selected items for 1917 consist of a letter from truck manufacturer Day Baker inviting Edison to invest in the stock of the recently formed Day Baker Motor Truck Co., along with a response from Edison stating that war-related projects had tied up all his funds.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include offers to become involved in motion picture and steel enterprises, which were routinely declined. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.