This folder contains correspondence and other documents authored by or sent to Edison, Leonard W. McChesney, George F. Scull, Carl H. Wilson, and other officials of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. There are also letters to and from Jacques A. Berst, vice president of the Selig Polyscope Co. and president of the General Film Co. Many of the documents concern canceled orders for three-reel films. Also included are letters from branch managers of the General Film Co. reporting criticism of Edison's comedies by exhibitors and patrons. One letter compares Edison's films to those of Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Co. Some of the documents pertain to stockholders' meetings and to the federal government's antitrust suit against MPPCo.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected.