This folder contains interoffice communications and other documents relating to the organization and administration of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Among the items for 1916 are financial reports pertaining to TAE Inc., Edison Phonograph Works, Edison Storage Battery Co., and the organic chemical plants owned by Edison personally; a memorandum by purchasing manager Archibald C. Emery with remarks by Edison on purchasing procedures; and correspondence about the installation of fire hydrants in the chemical plants.
Approximately 5 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material relates primarily to internal administrative affairs, including asset reallocation, corporate bylaws, meeting notices, staff lists of purchasers and managers, accounts of foreign sales, and divisional annual budgets. There are also documents pertaining to efforts to reduce smoke emissions. A few items are initialed by Edison, but none bear substantive marginalia. Among the officers mentioned frequently in the documents are directors Charles Edison, Stephen B. Mambert, Harry F. Miller, and Carl H. Wilson. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.