This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to payments, receipts, stocks and bonds, statements, and other aspects of Edison's financial affairs. Many of the documents were handled by Harry F. Miller, Edison's private secretary and treasurer of several of his companies. Included is correspondence with the accounting firm of Lybrand Ross Bros. & Montgomery concerning Edison's income tax liability. Also included is a draft letter from Edison to Henry P. Davison, partner in J. P. Morgan & Co., in regard to financing for chemical production.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items consist primarily of letters of transmittal and acknowledgment, along with unsolicited offers of financial products, information, and advice.
Additional items pertaining to Edison's income tax can be found in Richard W. Kellow File, Personal Income Tax Return for 1914 (1915) [env. 96A] (Legal Series).
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.