This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the commercial and technical development of Edison's alkaline storage battery. Included are letters concerning electrode and electrolyte composition, corporate organization, and patent matters. Also included are a report on the performance of Edison cells and an article by Arthur E. Kennelly entitled "The New Edison Storage Battery." Among the correspondents are engineer William Slocum Barstow, attorney Richard N. Dyer, and vice president and general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co., William E. Gilmore.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. Among the items not selected are multiple drafts and copies of Kennelly's article and routine patent documents.