This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Phonograph Works. Included are letters about the company's wage policy, the repayment of a loan made to the company by the Edison General Electric Co., the manufacture of arc lamps, and the manufacture of equipment for the Bates Manufacturing Co. There are also several letters from Cornish & Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs, regarding the production of phonograph cabinets; a set of notes and specifications for constructing and modifying company buildings; and a summary of board meetings for the period May 1888-January 1893. Among the correspondents is Alfred O. Tate, secretary of the company.
All of the documents have been selected except for two daily shipping reports and one blank tax form. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.