This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of New York. Many of the letters pertain to canvassing plans and construction work on new central stations for Manhattan. Also included is a report by Eaton & Lewis, the company's lawyers, regarding vibration and noise at central stations. Most of the letters are by Richard R. Bowker, first vice-president, and J. B. Skehan, treasurer. Many of them are addressed to Arthur E. Kennelly, Edison's chief electrician. Some of the documents may be partially illegible due to faded ink and water damage.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: letters of acknowledgement and transmittal; meeting announcements; other routine business correspondence; galley proofs of the company's annual report to its stockholders for 1889. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.