This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Lansden Co., a manufacturer of electric wagons in which Edison possessed a controlling interest. Included is an audit report prepared by the accounting firm of Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery. Also included are memoranda and financial statements and a summary of orders completed and received. In addition there are numerous documents pertaining to the promotion of Lansden vehicles. At the end of the folder is an undated draft in Edison's hand of a promotional article regarding the use of the Edison storage battery in Lansden wagons. Among the correspondents are Frank L. Dyer, president of the National Phonograph Co. and vice president of the Edison Storage Battery Co.; Leonard C. McChesney, head of the Advertising Department; and John M. Lansden, Jr., and other officials of the Lansden Co.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist of memoranda, letters of transmittal, and financial statements that duplicate information in selected material.