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These records consist of correspondence, agreements, and other documents covering the period 1908-1918, with a few additional items from 1901 and 1906. The letters are primarily to and from Frank L. Dyer, George F. Scull, and other officials in the Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc., and officials and representatives of the manufacturers licensed by MPPCo. The documents concern contract negotiations, litigation, royalties, and censorship. There are also items pertaining to nonflammable film and waterproofed film.
The folders are arranged in the following order: (1) American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; (2) Armat, Thomas; (3) Edison Manufacturing Company; (4) Essanay Film Manufacturing Company; (5) Gaumont Company and Société des Etablissements Gaumont; (6) Kalem Company; (7) Kleine, George; (8) Lubin Manufacturing Company; (9) Geo. Méliès and George Méliès Company; (10) Pathé Frères Moving Pictures and Compagnie Générale des Phonographes, Cinématographes et Appareils de Précision Pathé Frères; (11) Selig Polyscope Company; and (12) Vitagraph Company of America.