This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the purchase of land adjacent to the West Orange laboratory for construction of the Edison Phonograph Works. There is also an offer to purchase land owned by Edison in Washington, D.C.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine letters from individuals selling real estate in West Orange and nearby communities; routine correspondence from Fitch, Brown & Fox, real estate brokers, regarding offers to purchase the land owned by Edison in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.