This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the patenting, manufacture, and sale of Edison storage batteries in countries other than the United States and Germany. Some of the letters refer to the marketing of storage batteries and the promotion of the streetcar business in Japan. There is also a reference to the battery business of Edison's former secretary, Alfred O. Tate, in Toronto, Canada. Among the correspondents are Herman E. Dick, John T. Morrow, Horace F. Parshall, J. P. Morgan & Co. of New York, and Morgan, Grenfell & Co. of London. Also included is correspondence with W. R. Grace & Co. and Agar, Cross & Co. regarding sales rights for South America.
Approximately 60 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of inquiries about the nature and availability of batteries and documents that duplicate information in selected material.