This folder contains correspondence, agreements, and other documents relating to the establishment of Edison electric light companies in Europe. Many of the documents deal with three Edison companies: the Compagnie Continentale Edison, the Deutsche Edison Gesellschaft, and the Société d'Appareillage Electrique. Other documents concern the visit of Edison's personal representative, Francis R. Upton, to Europe. Related material can be found in D-85-27 (Electric Light -- Edison Electric Light Company of Europe, Ltd.).
80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine company correspondence, such as acknowledgments of letters received; routine cable messages; duplicate copies of correspondence. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.