This letterbook covers the period March 16-23, 1909. It contains copies of correspondence generated by and for Walter Stevens, manager of the Foreign Department. Among the correspondents are George M. Nisbett and L. L. Lewis of the Mexican National Phonograph Co. in Mexico City; and William W. Wyper of the National Phonograph Co. of Australia, Ltd., in Sydney. Also included are letters to customers and agents in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as to commission houses in New York, Newark, and elsewhere. Many of the letters are in response to inquiries about the cost and supply of phonographs, sound recordings, films, projectors, numbering machines and other Edison products. There are also letters regarding indigenous-language recordings, national and international tastes in music, and the need for fire precautions in motion picture exhibition houses in Mexico. One letter requests a sample of Australian bitumen for Edison. Also included are numerous routine letters acknowledging orders and shipments. Some of the letters are in Spanish, German, and French. The spine is marked "Foreign Dep't," "154," and "N.P.Co." The book contains 492 numbered pages and an index. Less than 10 percent of the book has been selected.