This folder contains correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Electric Light Co. Included are letters pertaining to alternating current, the payment of West Orange laboratory expenses, and the organization of the company's standardizing bureau. There is also a six-page table of patent infringement suits initiated by, and brought against, the company and its licensees. Much of the correspondence is by Edward H. Johnson, president; Frank S. Hastings, secretary and treasurer; and W. J. Jenks, director of the standardizing bureau.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: meeting announcements; letters of transmittal; other routine business correspondence; galley proof of the annual report of the directors to the stockholders; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.