This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison United Phonograph Co. Included are items regarding the company's financial problems; business relations with the Edison Phonograph Works and with inventor-manufacturers Gianni Bettini and George V. Gress; the formation of the Edison-Bell Consolidated Phonograph Co., Ltd.; and contractual disputes with French and German phonograph syndicates. There are also company financial statements. Most of the letters are by G. N. Morison, secretary of the company, and are addressed to Stephen F. Moriarty, vice-president. There is also correspondence by Moriarty and by John E. Searles, president of the E.U.P.C.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. Most of the items not selected are letters detailing routine daily operations of the company. Other categories of documents not selected include meeting announcements, letters of transmittal and acknowledgement, untranslated foreign-language documents, Moriarty's personal correspondence, and duplicate copies of selected items. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.