This folder contains correspondence regarding the technical and commercial development of motion pictures. Most of the letters are addressed to the Edison Manufacturing Co. There are also copies of outgoing letters by William E. Gilmore, general manager of the company. Included are documents relating to arrangements with William C. Paley for filming the events of the Spanish-American War. There are also items pertaining to efforts by the company to procure film stock from Lumiere & Sons and Eastman Kodak; and letters from the American Parlor Kinetoscope Co. concerning problems with the motion pictures purchased from the Edison Manufacturing Co.
All of the documents have been selected.
Related material can be found in D-98-24 (Phonograph - General). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.