This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the marketing and supply of phonographs and cylinder records in Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, and other countries. Most of the items are letters to and from William E. Gilmore, president of NPCo; Walter Stevens, assistant manager (later manager) of the Foreign Department; and attorney Howard W. Hayes. Among the documents for 1902 are letters pertaining to prices, patent rights, and taxes; legal proceedings in Great Britain and Germany; and the quality, condition, and origin of records offered for sale in Europe. Also included are documents providing sales figures for the Foreign Department; listing the principal phonograph dealers in Great Britain and the British colonies; and discussing negotiations with Edison-Bell. There is also correspondence relating to the resignation of Charles E. Stevens as manager of the Foreign Department.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include correspondence regarding foreign patent rights and taxes, arrangements with foreign patent agents, and ongoing litigation over the use of Edison's name and the foreign sales rights of Edison-Bell.