This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the marketing and supply of phonographs and cylinder records in Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, France, and other countries. Most of the items are letters to and from William E. Gilmore, president of NPCo. Among the documents for 1903 are letters pertaining to prices and patent rights; legal proceedings in Germany and Great Britain; and the quality, condition, and origin of phonographs and records offered for sale in Europe. There are also documents concerning recordings of Pope Leo XIII; the manufacture of "gold moulded" records in Paris, Berlin, and Brussels; and the financial and administrative organization of foreign trade, including relations with Edison-Bell in Great Britain, Fernand Desbrière in France, and Ludwig Stollwerck in Germany. One letter from November refers to the death of Edison's attorney, Howard W. Hayes.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are letters regarding foreign patent rights, customs duties, and taxes; arrangements with foreign patent agents; and ongoing litigation over price cutting and the unauthorized use of Edison's name.