This folder contains correspondence concerning the manufacture and promotion of the phonograph and the organization and management of domestic phonograph companies. Some of the documents pertain to the formation of the Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co. and the liquidation of the Edison Speaking Phonograph Co. Among the correspondents are Uriah H. Painter, a stockholder of the Edison Speaking Phonograph Co.; Ezra T. Gilliland, general agent of the Edison Phonograph Co.; and Edward H. Johnson, treasurer of the Edison Speaking Phonograph Co.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. Routine intraoffice correspondence of the Edison Phonograph Co. and the Edison Phonograph Works has not been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.