This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to the business of the Edison Phonograph Works. Many of the letters are from Sherburne B. Eaton, Edison's attorney, and relate to various legal matters. Included are letters about the transfer of property to the township of West Orange and the company's lawsuits against the Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co. and the North American Phonograph Co.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: correspondence about foundry work done by the Edison Phonograph Works for the Edison General Electric Co. and the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Concentrating Works; correspondence regarding accounts and other routine matters; letters of transmittal and acknowledgement; duplicate copies of selected items. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.