This folder contains correspondence, agreements, litigation records, and other documents covering the period 1908-1910, with a few additional items from 1916. Many of the letters are by Frank L. Dyer and George F. Scull of the Edison Manufacturing Co. and Gaston Méliès, general manager of the New York office of Geo. Méliès. Most of the documents relate to license agreements. Included are items pertaining to the transfer of the license granted by the Edison Manufacturing Co. to Georges and Gaston Méliès in January 1908 to the George Méliès Co., a Chicago-based company controlled by Lincoln J. Carter and James J. Lodge. Also included are documents concerning the sale of a controlling interest in the Chicago company to Max Lewis, the president of an independent rental exchange; litigation resulting from the refusal of MPPCo to grant a license to the Chicago company; and efforts on the part of Georges and Gaston Méliès to a obtain a new license.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected documents include the license agreement of January 1908 and correspondence relating to royalties, prices, and rebates.