This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to banquets, luncheons, lectures, and special events to which Edison was invited. Similar material can be found in E-17-50 (Honors and Awards). The two selected items for 1917 consist of telegrams exchanged between Edison and Edward J. Doyle of the Commonwealth Edison Co. regarding a celebration dinner for longtime Edison associate Samuel Insull.
Less than 5 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes unsolicited invitations, tickets, and printed programs, along with routine responses stating that Edison was too busy or unwell to attend or that he was away on government business.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.