This folder contains correspondence, agreements, reports, and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Telephone Co. of London, Ltd., which was incorporated in 1879. Much of the correspondence is by Arnold White, the company's secretary. There are also many letters by Edison's associates, George E. Gouraud and Edward H. Johnson.
Much of the correspondence is in the form of cable messages. Code names were frequently used for the authors and recipients of these cables. The following is a list of the most commonly used cable codes:Menlo Park LondonGeorge E. GouraudQuephoneEdison Telephone Co. of LondonPhonos [or Phonos London]Edward H. JohnsonPhonos Menlo ParkThomas A. Edison
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: correspondence from express companies relating to the shipment of telephones; duplicate copies of selected documents.
One additional documenta facsimile of a letter from Edison to Gouraud, February 25, 1879 (from J. E. Kingsbury, The Telephone and Telephone Exchanges (1915), p. 194)was added to this folder in January 2009. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.