This folder contains correspondence and other documents pertaining to the organization and management of Edison's British electric lighting companies. Included are letters relating to the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Co., Ltd.; Edison's Indian & Colonial Electric Co.; the Australasian Electric Light, Power & Storage Co.; and the Metropolitan Electric Supply Co., Ltd. Also included is a newspaper clipping regarding Edison's opinion of the electric lighting business in Great Britain. Among the correspondents are Waterhouse, Winterbotham & Harrison, Edison's British patent attorneys; Samuel Flood Page, secretary of the Edison & Swan company; and John B. Verity, a director of the Metropolitan company.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: letters of acknowledgement; meeting notices; other routine business correspondence; duplicate copies of selected documents; documents that duplicate information in selected material. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.