This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the design and operation of automobiles and the use of storage batteries in electric vehicles. Among the items for 1908 are letters from William G. Bee of the Edison Storage Battery Co., Ralph H. Beach of General Electric, and John M. Lansden, Jr. of the Lansden Co. Included are items pertaining to Edison's purchase of the Lansden Co., as well as an account of past relations with Lansden and an audit of the company's finances. Documents dealing with Edison's personal automobiles include correspondence with Cryder & Co., importer of Edison's Mors car, and letters concerning an alleged speeding violation by Edison.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include correspondence with Cryder & Co. and others regarding orders, bills, and automobile parts; documents pertaining to automobile registration, automobiles and parts available for sale, and the outfitting of Edison's garage; as well as documents that duplicate information in selected material.