This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the administration of legal matters. Some of the items bear marginalia by Edison. Included are letters concerning the legal services performed by Marks & Clerk in London and Louis Hicks in New York City, a letter regarding complaints about smoke emissions from Edison’s chemical works in Silver Lake, and a report of activities in the Legal Dept. with references to Edison’s disc phonograph and the commercial development of the kinetophone in Russia.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The material not selected consists primarily of letters of transmittal and correspondence that received no substantive reply from Edison. Also not selected is a financial statement for the London-based Edison Manufacturing Co., Ltd., which was filed under the provisions of the Companies Consolidation Act of 1908. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.