This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the establishment of electric lighting systems in foreign countries. There are also letters pertaining to the marketing operations of Frazar & Co., Edison's electric light agents in Japan. Much of the correspondence is by Francis R. Upton, manager and treasurer of the Edison Lamp Co.; Samuel Insull, general manager and treasurer of the Edison Machine Works; Joseph Hutchinson, secretary of the Edison Machine Works; and Frank S. Hastings, secretary and treasurer of the Edison Electric Light Co.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: letters of transmittal; meeting announcements of the Edison Spanish Colonial Light Co.; other routine business correspondence; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.