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These records cover the period 1889-1911, with most of the documents dating from 1899-1907. They consist of correspondence, reports, agreements, financial statements, ore analyses, and legal opinions. The records pertain to the planning, organization, capitalization, operations, and failure of the Syndicate. Included are items relating to mining surveys, magnetic separation, and briquetting, as well as the cost, design, and operations of the iron concentration plant in the Dunderland region of Norway. Some of the letters concern the inspection of Edison's technologies at the New Jersey Zinc Co. and the Edison Portland Cement Co. Also included is material regarding the development of Edison's cement patents in Europe; the marketing of his storage battery abroad; and the promotion of his ore separation process in an Australian gold enterprise.