Western Union Telegraph Company Records, 1820-1995


Subject:
Technology , Business , Industries , Inventions & Inventors , Telegraph , Telecommunications , Company Histories, Specific

Description:
This listing of Western Union Telegraph Company records begins with a concise history of the telegraph, including Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the early telegraph, the Morse Code system, further developments that allowed Roman letters to be sent in addition to dots and dashes, early commercial telegraph services, the 1860 Pacific Telegraph Act, and the history of Western Union Telegraph Company. From the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution.

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/fa_wu_index.aspx


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