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; John R. Schermerhorn, assistant general manager; and Thomas Graf, managing director of the Edison Gesellschaft. Among the documents for 1906 are letters pertaining to prices and management and to the quality and condition of phonographs and records offered for sale in Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Also included are letters regarding the manufacture of records in Paris, Berlin, and Brussels under the direction of Edward Riehl; the resignations of White and Joseph Kaltenecker, managing director of the Compagnie Française du Phonographe Edison; Edison's German patent rights and the reorganization of his German business; and the aftermath of the fire in the Paris factory.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are letters regarding weekly and monthly remittances and accounts, ongoing litigation with Edison-Bell, and litigation over the unauthorized use of the name "Edison." Also not selected are incorporation papers for the National Phonograph Co. of Australia and the National Phonograph Co. of Mexico, both organized during 1906.