This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the North American Phonograph Co. Some of the documents pertain to a note for $68,575 owed to Edison by Jesse Lippincott, president of the company. Other items concern a proposed suit against the company by Edison and the Edison Phonograph Works; a controversy over the exhibit of phonographs in Canada; and the payment of taxes owed by the company to the State of New Jersey. Many of the letters are by Thomas R. Lombard, vice president.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine business correspondence regarding sales and service; routine circulars to local sales companies; letters of acknowledgement; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.