This folder contains correspondence concerning the manufacture and promotion of Edison's talking doll. Most of the documents relate to the business of the Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co., which marketed the doll. Some of the letters are from stockholders inquiring about the financial status of the company. Also included are letters from Edison's attorney, Sherburne B. Eaton, regarding the termination of the company's foreign license because of non-payment of Edison's guaranteed royalties.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The following documents have not been selected: a 6-page list of company stockholders, noting Edison's ownership of 13,475 shares; bills and receipts; routine responses to business inquiries; letters of transmittal and acknowledgement; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.