This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to the authorized and unauthorized use of Edison's name for advertising, trademark, and other purposes. Among the items for 1919 is a communication to Edison from employee George E. Clark regarding Harry Edison of the Edison Patents Co. Also included is correspondence with Jose Perez del Castillo of Key West, Florida, who supplied Edison with cigars and wished to use the inventor's name to promote his products. Other items relate to General Electric's Edison Electric Appliance Co., Inc., and the Edison Polyform Co. The correspondents include A. K. Baylor of General Electric, Edison's general counsel Delos Holden, and Edison associate Miller Reese Hutchison.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes letters concerning the complimentary use of Edison's name, mainly for babies, along with routine letters of acknowledgment. Also not selected is correspondence relating to Edison photographs and autographs similar to the material in E-19-04 (Autograph and Photograph Requests).
Additional items regarding the Edison Electric Appliance Co. can be found in Richard W. Kellow File, Correspondence -- Edison Electric Appliance Company (1917-1920) [env. 176] (Legal Series). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.