This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the commercial and technical development of Edison's alkaline storage battery and its use in lightweight electric delivery wagons. Included are communications exchanged between Edison and his employees, along with correspondence with truck manufacturers and business establishments with delivery services. Also included are items pertaining to endurance tests. The correspondents include Isidor (Jerry) Chesler of the Edison Storage Battery Co., R. Harry Crominger of the Speedwell Motor Car Co., Edison's personal representative and chief engineer Miller Reese Hutchison, and Arthur Williams of the New York Edison Co.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. In addition to duplicate material, the unselected items include promotional material from the electric truck division of the General Motors Co. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.