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. Other correspondents include James H. White, European sales manager; Walter Stevens, manager of the Foreign Department; and John R. Schermerhorn, assistant general manager. Among the documents for 1905 are letters pertaining to prices and litigation and to the quality, condition, and origin of phonographs and records offered for sale in Europe, Australia, and Mexico. There are also documents concerning the manufacture of records in Paris, Berlin, and Brussels under the direction of Edward Riehl, European superintendent of NPCo. These items include descriptions of the ingredients used in making the records and references to French copyright provisions. Also included are the minutes of the board meetings of NPCo, Ltd., for the period March-October 1905. Two letters at the end of the folder refer to the fire in the Moulding Department of the Paris factory.
Approximately 15 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are letters regarding foreign patent rights, weekly and monthly remittances and accounts, and ongoing litigation over the unauthorized use of the name "Edison." Also not selected are the translated minutes of the Compagnie Française du Phonographe Edison (1904-1905).