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. Some of the correspondence is in the form of cable messages to and from "Heraclite," a code name used by Bailey. Other cable messages are addressed to "Eknoside New York" (a message to Edison from Batchelor) and to "Eknoside Paris" (a message to Batchelor from Edison). Related material can be found in D-8428 (Electric Light -- Edison Electric Light Company of Europe, Ltd.) and in the Primary Printed Series.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine correspondence relating to accounts, orders, and shipments of goods; routine foreign-language documents lacking English translations; duplicate copies of selected documents; copies of cable messages in Letterbook, LM-002 (Letterbook Series). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.