This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the commercial development of Edison’s alkaline storage battery in foreign countries. Included is discussion of battery-powered electric vehicles and other applications. Most of the documents for 1913 pertain to licensing agreements with Edison’s representatives in Great Britain, Germany, and other countries. Among the correspondents are Edison, his personal representative and chief engineer Miller Reese Hutchison, and Carl H. Wilson, vice president and general manager of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Other correspondents include Sigmund Bergmann, head of the Deutsche Edison Akkumulatoren Co. in Berlin; Paul H. Cromelin, managing director of Thomas A. Edison, Ltd., in London; and John F. Monnot, who organized Edison Accumulators, Ltd., in 1913 with exclusive rights for the sale of Edison’s storage battery in Great Britain and several European countries.
Approximately 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists primarily of letters of transmittal, duplicates, and variant versions of selected documents. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.