This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning the commercial development of Edison's alkaline storage battery in foreign countries. Included is discussion of battery-powered streetcars, electric vehicles, naval vessels, and other applications. Most of the documents for 1912 pertain to arrangements involving Edison, Ralph H. Beach of the Federal Storage Battery Car Co., and banker Frederick J. Lisman, who was authorized to market Beach's battery-powered railway cars, equipped with Edison batteries, in Russia, other European countries, and South America. Other correspondents include John F. Monnot, representative of the Edison Storage Battery Co. in Great Britain and parts of Continental Europe, and Miller Reese Hutchison, Edison's personal representative.
All of the documents have been selected except duplicates and variant versions of selected items. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.