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Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938

Author:
Gray, Elisha (1835-1901) inventor
Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Taylor, Lloyd W
Western Electric Co
Physical description:
3.6 cu. ft
8 document boxes and 2 flat oversize boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Patents
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1871
1871-1938
1850-1900
1900-1950
1930-1950
Notes:
Elisha Gray (1835-1901) was an inventor and the co-founder of the Western Electric Company. Gray is best known for his part in a bitter controversy with Alexander Graham Bell over the priority of invention of the telephone.
Summary:
Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.
Cite as:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electrical science and technology
Electrical engineering
Electricity
Telegraph
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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