This folder contains correspondence, agreements, reports, incorporation papers, corporate minutes, and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Telephone Co. of Europe, Ltd., a patent-holding company that was incorporated in New York in 1879, and the Société du Telephone Edison, a French-based company that was organized on January 1, 1879. Many of the documents concern attempts to consolidate three competing French companies: the Société du Telephone Edison, the Société du Telephone Gower, and the Soulerin Co. Much of the correspondence is by Theodore Puskas, Edison's agent for Continental Europe, and by Joshua F. Bailey, the European representative of the Western Electric Manufacturing Co. Related material can be found in the Edison Telephone Company of Europe, Ltd. Minute Book (Company Records Series).
All the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.