This folder contains correspondence relating to the phonograph business in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Many of the letters pertain to European patent applications. There are also documents concerning phonogram messages sent to the United Kingdom and the exhibition of the phonograph in that country. Much of the correspondence is by George E. Gouraud, Edison's foreign phonograph agent residing in England.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine correspondence regarding the translation of foreign-language letters and the transmission of cable messages; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.