Family Records Series -- Edison Family Papers -- Mina Edison Papers
[F5F22-F] Correspondence, Undated
The selected documents in this folder consist of five undated items that were probably written during the period 1911-1931 but for which no specific year can reasonably be conjectured. The first item, a telegram sent to Mina Edison while she was visiting her family in Akron, Ohio, was written before the death of her mother in October 1912. A letter by George S. Merrick, who worked for tobacconist M. Melachrino & Co., probably dates from the period 1916-1919. A telegram by Mina Edison, written from Atlantic City, New Jersey, some time after the marriage of Charles and Carolyn Edison in March 1918, mentions her plans to return by train to West Orange. A letter by G. W. Pearce discusses the reputation of Thomas Edison in Europe and the opinion of the president of France that "Mr. Edison was the greatest man - measured by what he had accomplished of all those born in the XIX century." The last letter, written by a family friend in New York City, thanks the Edisons for their hospitality during a recent visit.
Undated documents whose dates can be determined from their context appear in the main run of dated folders, along with other items that were likely generated within the year of attribution.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.