This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning electrical and industrial exhibitions in France, Germany, and the United States. Included are letters concerning the exhibition of the phonograph and other Edison inventions at the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition. Many of the letters are by Francis R. Upton, general manager of the Edison General Electric Co. Lamp Works. There is also an 80-page catalog describing Edison's inventions exhibited at the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: unsolicited requests, without a significant reply, asking Edison to participate in exhibitions; advertising circulars; letters of transmittal; other routine correspondence; duplicate copies of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.