This letterbook covers the period February 1882-December 1884. The correspondence is by Edison and Samuel Insull. Most of Edison's correspondence is in the hand of Insull, acting as Edison's secretary. The letterbook is divided into two parts. The correspondence on pages 1-261 deals with routine foreign orders for electric lighting equipment. The letters on pages 262-501 concern generating stations for various electric illuminating companies in the United States. There is also correspondence regarding the sale of foreign telephone stock and some correspondence with patent attorneys. Among the recipients are Armington & Sims, the Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co., and several Edison electric illuminating companies. The book contains 501 numbered pages and an index. The front cover is marked "1882." The spine is stamped "Foreign Orders. T.A.E." Approximately 30 percent of the book has been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.