This folder contains correspondence relating to the business of the Edison United Phonograph Co. and its subsidiaries. Included are items concerning the company's financial problems, wrangling among its board members, and relations between it, the subsidiary Edison- Bell Consolidated Phonograph Co., Ltd., and the Edison Phonograph Works. Many of the letters are by George 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 Edison United Phonograph Co. At the end of the folder are two undated communications by Edison to Josiah C. Reiff denouncing Moriarty as "an extremely dangerous adventurer" who "has been living on the Co for years."
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. Most of the unselected items are letters detailing routine daily operations of the company or material that duplicates information in selected items.