These documents cover the years 1870-1910. They consist primarily of certificates of incorporation and dissolution, articles of association, annual reports, and other legal records pertaining to the following Edison-related companies:
Also included are litigation records from 1880 concerning a suit initiated by Edison, George B. Prescott, and Gerritt Smith against the estate of Western Union President William Orton. The plaintiffs sought to regain control of their British quadruplex patent rights, to which they had named Orton a trustee in an 1877 agreement. Courtesy of the Division of Old Records, New York County Clerk.