This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the technical and commercial development of Edison's alkaline storage battery outside the United States. Most of the correspondence is to or from Herman E. Dick, who was authorized by Edison to exploit the battery commercially throughout Europe and who negotiated with Sir Ernest Cassel, John H. Harjes, and other financiers. Among the items for 1904 are letters regarding an agreement among Edison, Dick, and Morgan, Harjes & Co. to establish a company in France to manufacture and sell Edison storage batteries. Also included are letters concerning Cassel's interests, a letter of inquiry from Frazar & Co. of Japan, and correspondence between Edison and consulting engineer Horace F. Parshall.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are undated drafts of the French company's articles of incorporation (in French and English) and documents that duplicate information in selected material.