This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the phonograph business in the United Kingdom. Included are letters about the technical performance of the phonograph, foreign patent applications, and the recording of phonogram messages exchanged between Edison and George E. Gouraud, his agent in the United Kingdom. There are also transcripts of phonogram messages sent to Edison by members of the British nobility. Most of the correspondence is by Gouraud.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: shipping receipts; duplicate copies of selected documents; documents that duplicate information in selected material. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.