This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to the following companies: Edison Speaking Phonograph Co., Edison Phonograph Co., Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co., Edison Phonograph Works, and North American Phonograph Co. Included are letters dealing with the manufacture of phonographs, the creation of sales agencies, and Edison's dispute with Ezra T. Gilliland and John C. Tomlinson. Among the correspondents are Gilliland, general agent of the Edison Phonograph Co., and Jesse Lippincott, president of the North American Phonograph Co.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: meeting announcements of the various companies; routine correspondence, bills, and receipts from creditors and suppliers; duplicate copies of selected documents; documents that duplicate information in selected material.
Related documents can be found in D-88-16 (Edison, T.A. - Family). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.