This folder contains documents concerning legal cases involving Edison or companies in which he had an interest. The two items for 1919 consist of a bill of complaint and answer of defendant in United States of America v. Atlas Portland Cement Co. et al., a price-fixing case in which the Edison Portland Cement Co. was a co-defendant. Both printed documents bear extensive handwritten comments by Edison. In a notation on the cover of the defendant's answer, the inventor expresses the opinion that the case was initiated by U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer because "he wants to be president."
Both documents have been selected.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.