This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the formation of the Edison General Electric Co. Also included are documents pertaining to the financial condition of the Edison Machine Works and Bergmann & Co. Most of the letters are by Henry Villard, a prominent financier and one of the founders of the Edison General Electric Co. At the end of the folder are several pages of undated rough notes and calculations by Edison regarding various merger proposals. Some of the material is by Samuel Insull, treasurer and general manager of the Edison Machine Works.
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.