This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the activities of the Legal Department, a centralized office for the consideration of legal matters involving the Edison companies. Included are items that pertain to litigation or to the organization of companies, as well as items that address general concerns of corporate structure and financial and legal responsibility. Most of the documents for 1908 consist of letters and memoranda to and from Frank L. Dyer, general counsel of the Legal Department, along with reports of proceedings sent to Edison. There are letters concerning a forgery case, copyright legislation, the provisions of the Employer's Liability Act, and the merits of incorporation in the state of New Jersey.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include perfunctory letters reporting the expected dates of hearings, statements of account, a contract retaining Louis Hicks for legal services, and documents that duplicate information in selected material.