This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to George E. Gouraud's involvement in the commercial development of the kinetoscope. Included are letters pertaining to the cancellation of Gouraud's contract with Edison and to the attempts of Norman C. Raff and Maguire & Baucus to gain control over Gouraud's kinetoscopes. Among the correspondents are Gouraud; Horatio Nelson Powers, Gouraud's agent and brother-in-law; William E. Gilmore, general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co.; and Drexel, Morgan & Co., which managed the financial details of the Gouraud contract.
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of selected items and documents that duplicate the information in selected material. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.