This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the electric light business in various foreign countries. Much of the correspondence is by A. Arango, general manager and treasurer of the Edison Spanish Colonial Light Co., and by Sherburne B. Eaton and Charles F. Stone, Edison's attorneys. Several letters relate to the reorganization of the board of directors of the Spanish Colonial company and to Edison's retirement as its president. Other documents concern the discontinuance of various patents held by the Compagnie Continentale Edison. There is also a letter from Johann Fessenko, mayor of Charkow, Russia, about the introduction of electric lighting in that city. A 4-page report of the Tokyo Electric Light Co. describes that company's role in electric lighting in Japan.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine correspondence regarding patent assignments; proxies, ballots, and meeting announcements for the Edison Spanish Colonial Light Co.; items that duplicate the information found in selected material. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.