This folder contains correspondence relating to the electric light business in foreign countries. Most of the letters are by Sherburne B. Eaton, Edison's personal attorney and general counsel to the Edison Electric Light Co. Much of the correspondence pertains to the assignment of patents to the Brush Electrical Engineering Co., the Compagnie Continentale Edison, and the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Co., Ltd. Also included are letters regarding the discontinuance of various electric light patents.
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine business correspondence relating to dynamos and other matters; letters of acknowledgement; duplicate copies of selected items. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.