This folder contains correspondence, agreements, articles of incorporation, and other documents relating to the establishment of Edison electric light companies in Europe. Much of the correspondence is by Joshua F. Bailey, Edison's agent in Europe, and by Charles Batchelor, who was in France as Edison's personal representative. Many of the documents deal with three Edison companies incorporated in France in 1882: the Société Electrique Edison, which built central stations in France; the Compagnie Continentale Edison, which organized and licensed light companies throughout continental Europe; and the Société Industrielle et Commerciale Edison, which was the European counterpart of the Edison manufacturing companies in the United States. Other documents concern the installation of electric lighting at the Brunn Theater in Munich. Also included is a p Ian of the Edison exhibit in Munich. Related material can be found in D-82-28 (Electric Light -- Edison Electric Light Company of Europe, Ltd. -- General) and in the Primary Printed Series.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: correspondence regarding orders of goods and shipping instructions; bills; duplicate copies of correspondence; copies of cable messages in Letterbook, LM-001 (Letterbook Series). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.