This folder contains correspondence from 1918. Included are several letters written to Mina Edison, while the family was vacationing in Florida. Letters by Edison's assistant, William H. Meadowcroft, comment on the final illness of his wife, Phoebe Canfield Meadowcroft, who died on March 14, 1918. Also included is a remark by Meadowcroft that Edison was "suffering keenly from disappointment" that his war work for the U.S. government was not sufficiently appreciated. "He does not wear his heart on his sleeve . . . and only those who know him well realise how greatly he was discouraged." In addition, there are letters to Mina Edison from Arthur Bestor, president of the Chautauqua Institution, regarding the National Service School to be held at Chautauqua and the purchase of property "in connection with your fine plan for the beautification of the grounds in the vicinity of the Miller Cottage and your plan for the permanent memorial there." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.