This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the patenting, manufacture, and sale of Edison storage batteries in countries other than the United States, Canada, and Germany. Most of the correspondence pertains to negotiations with Morgan, Harjes & Co. in Paris and J. P. Morgan & Co. in New York in regard to the manufacture and commercial exploitation of the battery in France and Britain. Also included are letters between Edison and Herman E. Dick concerning foreign agencies and royalties and correspondence between Edison and consulting engineer Horace F. Parshall regarding the technical development and applications of the battery.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are undated drafts and digests of the French agreement and documents that duplicate information in selected material.