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These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and other material pertaining to the administration of ESBCo. The unbound correspondence is organized chronologically by decade as follows: 1901-1910, 1911-1920, and 1921-1931. The corporate documentation (1901-1924), also organized chronologically, includes agreements, drafts of agreements, certificates, mortgages, a federal tax filing, and other official documents generated by ESBCo. There is also a letterbook covering the period 1904-1916.
The following categories of documents have been selected: correspondence regarding Edison's participation in, or oversight of, ESBCo administration; letters providing an overview of corporate organization or policies; agreements signed by Edison and drafts authored by him; official documents that detail the financial and administrative organization of the company.
The following categories of documents have not been selected: Executive Committee minutes; correspondence regarding routine details of purchasing, sales, accountancy, and other daily operations; unsigned agreements; patent assignments; letters of transmittal and acknowledgment; items that duplicate information in selected material.
The selected records are arranged in the following order: (1) unbound correspondence; (2) corporate documentation; and (3) letterbook.