This folder contains agreements, minutes, certificates, and other official documents pertaining to the formation and activities of ESBCo. There are also draft versions of official agreements, which Edison helped to prepare. Included are items relating to the organization of the company in 1901, to increases in its capitalization in 1910 and 1917, to mortgages obtained, and to sales agreements executed with the Lansden Co., F. J. Lisman & Co., and others. Some of the documents concern agreements that ESBCo signed in 1912 with the General Vehicle Co. and the Hartford Electric Light Co. for supplying, charging, and maintaining storage batteries in electric vehicles. Also included are meeting announcements with marginal notations by Edison; minutes of individual meetings; three addresses delivered at stockholders' meetings; and a 1919 filing for the Internal Revenue Service regarding the assets and liabilities of ESBCo and the valuation of Edison's patents. Related material can be found in the Harry F. Miller and Richard W. Kellow Files (Legal Series).
Approximately 80 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists of documentation regarding the Edison Storage Battery Supply Co.; duplicate copies of agreements; drafts of agreements that were not executed; patent assignments; routine meeting announcements; and items that duplicate information in selected material.