This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Phonograph Works. Included are letters about the manufacture and sale of phonograph cylinder recordings. There are also documents about the manufacture of coin-operated phonographs for local phonograph companies in New Jersey, New York, and New England. Among the correspondents is Alfred O. Tate, secretary of the company. Some of the documents may be partially illegible due to water damage and faded ink.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. Most of the documents not selected are routine letters from local and regional sales companies concerning cylinder orders. Other unselected documents include correspondence regarding shipments, receipts, and disbursements. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.