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 1910 consist of letters and memoranda to or from Frank L. Dyer, general counsel of the Legal Department, concerning settlements with injured employees, the proposed annexation of the Silver Lake section of Belleville to Newark, the organization of an engineering department at the West Orange laboratory, and Dyer's personal investment in the Condensite Co. of America.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include perfunctory letters of transmittal and acknowledgment, memoranda arranging or inquiring about litigious matters, documents of a personal nature, and items that duplicate information in selected material.