These records cover the period 1881-1919 and include agreements, association papers, lists of stockholders, and other material relating to the Edison Electric Light Co., Ltd., the Swan Electric Light Co., Ltd., the Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co., Ltd., and their successor companies.
The documents are part of a collection of exhibits that were used as evidence in income tax litigation between Edison and the United States Internal Revenue Department in 1926-1929. The case arose from Edison's sale of his shares in the Edison Swan Electric Co., Ltd. The exhibits were contained in two binders labeled "Edison-Swan Electric Light Co. Exhibit B" and "Edison-Swan Elec. Light Company Exhibit C." The documents were disbound prior to editing. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.