This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the marketing and supply of phonographs and cylinder records in Europe, Australia, Mexico, and elsewhere. Most of the items are letters to or from William E. Gilmore, president of NPCo, and his successor, Frank L. Dyer. Other correspondents include Carl H. Wilson, assistant general manager (general manager after Gilmore's resignation); Walter Stevens, manager of the Foreign Department, and Thomas Graf, managing director of NPCo, Ltd., and the Edison Gesellschaft. Among the items for 1908 are letters pertaining to prices and management, the condition of business in Europe, and the quality of records manufactured there. Included are reports outlining changes in the extent and organization of the European business under incoming president Dyer and the liquidation of the record manufacturing plants in Great Britain, France, and Germany. Also included are letters discussing the introduction of longer- playing Amberola records and phonograph attachments; the production of recordings by Leo Tolstoy; the capital stock of NPCo, Ltd., Compagnie Française du Phonographe Edison, and Edison Gesellschaft ; and ongoing litigation with Edison-Bell, Columbia, and Pathé Frères.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are letters regarding price changes and ongoing litigation with the Edison-Bell Consolidated Phonograph Co., Ltd.