This folder contains correspondence, agreements, and other documents relating to telephone companies in the United Kingdom. Much of the correspondence pertains to the liquidation of the Edison Telephone Co. of London, Ltd. and to the business of its successor, the United Telephone Co., Ltd. Other documents relate to the negotiations between the United Telephone Co. and its competitor, the Gower-Bell Telephone Co., Ltd., which led to the incorporation of the Consolidated Telephone Construction and Maintenance Co., Ltd. in 1881. Most of the correspondence is by Edison's associate George E. Gouraud. Related material can be found in D-81-05 (Edison, T.A. -- Accounts).
All of the documents have been selected except for copies of cable messages in Letterbook, LM-001 (Letterbook Series). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.