This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison United Phonograph Co., along with some items concerning the Edison-Bell Phonograph Corporation, Ltd. Included are documents regarding a dispute between Stephen F. Moriarty, general manager of the E.U.P.C., and George E. Gouraud, a company stockholder. In addition, there are letters about the impact of the North American Phonograph Co.'s bankruptcy on E.U.P.C.'s business and correspondence concerning negotiations with the Edison Phonograph Works for the purchase of five hundred new-model phonographs. Also included are a series of letters from G. N. Morison, the company's secretary in New York, to Moriarty in London, which provide detailed information about ongoing company activities; and several letters by Richard Wayne Parker, an attorney representing Edison in a dispute with the E.U.P.C.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine letters regarding meeting arrangements; letters of transmittal and acknowledgement; Moriarty's personal correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.