This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the production and commercial development of motion picture films, cameras, and projectors. Included are items pertaining to film prices, copyrights, patent litigation, color photography, and the activities of competitors. Among the documents for 1905 are letters concerning the transatlantic marketing of motion pictures, the Moving-Picture Copyright League, the construction of Edison's Bronx studio, and the development of an amateur projecting kinetoscope. The correspondents include William E. Gilmore, vice president and general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co.; John R. Schermerhorn, assistant general manager; Frank L. Dyer, general counsel of the Legal Department; Alex T. Moore, manager of the Kinetograph Department; Walter S. Stevens, manager of the Foreign Department; F. K. Dolbeer, manager of the Credit Department; and Leonard C. McChesney, manager of the Advertising Department. There are also numerous letters by James H. White, managing director of the London-based Edison Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Among the matters addressed by White is a color photography device patented by William Norman Lascelles Davidson.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of letters of acknowledgment and transmittal and documents that duplicate information in selected material.