This folder contains correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the Edison exhibit at the Paris Electrical Exhibition of 1881. Much of the correspondence is by Edison's associates, Joshua F. Bailey, Charles Batchelor, and Otto A. Moses. Some letters discuss Edison's competitors, particularly Hiram S. Maxim. Other material deals with the promotion of the Edison electric light system in Europe. Included also are lists of the equipment used in the exhibition, floor plans of the exhibit space, and a copy of the report by Theodore du Moncel on the Edison light. Related material can be found in D-81-27 (Electric Light -- Edison Electric Light Company of Europe) and D-81-32 (Electric Light -- Foreign -- Europe).
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine shipping lists; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.