This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the production and commercial development of motion picture films and the manufacturing of projectors. Included are items concerning advertising, sales, film distribution, and the activities of jobbers, dealers, and competitors. Among the documents for 1909 are letters regarding photographic and production quality, tariff legislation, staff and facilities at Edison's studio in the Bronx, and relations with the Motion Picture Patents Co. Some of the items refer to the departure of Alex T. Moore and to other personnel changes in the Kinetograph Department of the Edison Manufacturing Co. There are also several lists of film subjects and discussions of film scenarios, along with references to films made in Cuba and Canada, to a film version of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, and to films entitled Wright Brothers' Aeroplane and A Japanese Peach Boy. Among the correspondents are Frank L. Dyer, vice president of the Edison Manufacturing Co.; George F. Scull, assistant to the vice president; Carl H. Wilson, general manager; Alex T. Moore, head of the Kinetograph Department; Horace G. Plimpton, manager of negative production; and company employees J. W. Farrell, William Pelzer, Isaac W. Walker, and James H. White.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include material pertaining to road construction near the Bronx studio and to monthly prizes for photographic and production quality at the studio; unsolicited correspondence regarding scenarios; inquiries about the charitable use, rental, and purchase of films, projectors, and film-making equipment; and documents that duplicate information in selected material.