This folder contains correspondence, agreements, incorporation papers, and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Telephone Co. of Europe, Ltd. and the Société du Telephone Edison. Many documents concern the negotiations among the Edison companies and their competitors that led to the establishment of the Société Générale des Telephones in 1880. 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. Some of the correspondence is in the form of cable messages to and from "Heraclite," a code name used by Bailey. Related material can be found in the Edison Telephone Co. of Europe Minute Book (Company Records Series).
All of the documents have been selected except for duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.