This letterbook covers the period August-December 1882. Most of the correspondence is by Edison. There is also correspondence by Samuel Insull. Most of Edison's letters are in the hand of Insull, acting as Edison's secretary. The correspondence relates primarily to the financing and construction of central stations in the United Kingdom and France. There are also letters about the opening of the Pearl Street central station in New York City, the operations at the Menlo Park Laboratory, and the financial dealings of Edison-affiliated companies. Other correspondence pertains to the manufacture and shipment of lamps and dynamos within the United States. Among the recipients are Charles Batchelor, George H. Bliss, the Edison Electric Light Co., Calvin Goddard, and John F. Randolph. The spine is stamped "Edison Letters No.7. T.A.E." The book contains 500 numbered pages and an index. Approximately 60 percent of the book has been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.