This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the production and commercial development of motion picture films. Included are items pertaining to film prices, copyrights, the activities of competitors, and the transatlantic marketing of motion pictures by Edison's companies and by Pathé Frères. Some of the letters concern negotiations with the Kleine Optical Co. (Edison agents) in regard to films proposed for the World's Fair in St. Louis. Among the correspondents are William E. Gilmore, vice president and general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co.; John R. Schermerhorn, assistant general manager; Alex T. Moore, manager of the Kinetograph Department; Walter S. Stevens, manager of the Foreign Department; Frank L. Dyer, general counsel of the Legal Department; and James H. White, European sales manager and managing director of the Edison Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Approximately 95 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist of perfunctory legal correspondence, a lease, and documents that duplicate information in selected material.