This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Lansden Co., a Newark-based manufacturer of electric wagons in which Edison for a time held the controlling interest. Among the documents for 1912 is a draft message by Edison stating that he has sold his interest in the company and is no longer invested in the concern. Also included is correspondence regarding a sales commission collected by Edison's brother-in-law Ira M. Miller. Other documents pertain to accounts receivable, customer relations, vehicle repairs, road tests, and agreements with the Edison Storage Battery Co. The correspondents include Edison's private secretary, Harry F. Miller, and his personal assistant, William H. Meadowcroft; laboratory employee Robert A. Bachman; Charles Brecher, secretary of the Lansden Co.; and the law firm of Roemler & Chamberlin in Indianapolis. Several items bear marginalia by Edison.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists of additional correspondence concerning customer relations, accounts receivable, vehicle repairs, and other matters. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.