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Dates:
1830-1898, 1912-1917
Size:
2.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.

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Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Sawyer, Alfred P. (Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company)
Dates:
1881-1887
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0099
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily incoming correspondence to Alfred P. Sawyer of Concord, Massachusetts, Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company in Plattsburg, concerning routine activities of the Company. For a time he was stationed in Lowell, Massachusetts, until he resigned in 1887.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1863-1903
Size:
3.48 Cubic feet (consisting of 7.5 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 object, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Telegraph
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Telegraph forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Anglo-American Telegraph Company, Ltd.
Dates:
1862-1947
Size:
14 Cubic feet (51 volumes in 44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0073
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records relating to the organization of the company, corporate and financial records. Corporate records include two volumes of the company's acts, charters, contracts and agreements, 1862-1883; minutes of board meetings relating to varied subjects, such as agreements between the company and other telegraph companies such as Western Union Telegraph concerning sales of property, details of trnsactions or purchases undertaken by the company. Financial records consist of nine volumes of "journals" showing monthly records of receipts, 1866-1912; nineteen volumes of ledgers reveal a detailed financial status of the company, 1866-1912; and nine volumes of cash books consist of the financial transactions of the company, 1904-early 1941. See also 1 folder of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company telegrams in the Warshaw Collection under the heading "Telegraphs".

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (869 boxes and 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
Dates:
1865-1867
Size:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7213
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection includes correspondence, mostly to Spencer F. Baird, from members of the Scientific Corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, including Kennicott, Dall, Bannister, and Elliott; copies of reports submitted to divisional chiefs from expedition staff members; newspaper clippings concerning the expedition; copies of notes ...

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Applebaugh, William K.
Dates:
1857-1926
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0638
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.

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Creators:
Espenschied, Lloyd, 1889-? ((electrical engineer) )
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1907-1969.
Size:
11.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0013
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.

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Creators:
Hahn, J. Frank
Dates:
1866-1870
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7475
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on telegraphy, collected by Hahn.

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Creators:
Beakes, William Edgar
Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1906-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, notes, articles, and photographs assembled by Harris on the history of the United Fruit Company and Tropical Radio Telegraph Company (TRT), 1904-1961. Also includes manuscript histories of companies; material on the application of teletypewriters to radio circuits; blueprints, schematics, reports, and manuals concerning the technica...

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