This folder contains correspondence, agreements, reports, and other documents relating to the establishment of electric lighting systems in Great Britain and Continental Europe. The correspondents for 1878 include George E. Gouraud, who promoted Edison's system in Great Britain, and Hungarian inventor Theodore Puskas, who was interested in promoting it in Continental Europe. There are also numerous letters to and from Grosvenor P. Lowrey of the law firm Porter, Lowrey, Soren and Stone, who was instrumental in the negotiations with the principal Western Union stockholders that led to the formation of the Edison Electric Light Co., as well as in negotiating with Drexel, Morgan & Co. for foreign patent rights for the light.
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.