This folder contains correspondence relating to the technical and commercial development of motion pictures. Included are letters concerning George Gouraud's involvement in the kinetoscope business and William K. L. Dickson's kinetoscope copyrights. There are also letters from Edison's agents, Maguire & Baucus and Raff & Gammon, authorizing each to market the other's films. Several of the items appear on the letterhead of the Continental Commerce Co., a privately held affiliate of Maguire & Baucus. Most of the correspondence is addressed to William E. Gilmore, general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co., which marketed kinetoscopes and other products manufactured at the Edison Phonograph Works.
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.