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Cyrus W. Field Papers, 1835-1897

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Creator:
Field, Cyrus 1819-1892
Creator:
Atlantic Telegraph Co
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. : 11 boxes; 15 oversize folders
Type:
Annual reports
Collection descriptions
Awards
Business records
Certificates
Charts
Correspondence
Daguerreotypes
Diplomas
Maps
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1846
1846-1892
1835-1897
19th century
Notes:
Field (1819-1892) was an American businessman and financier who, along with other investors, created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and enabled the laying of the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858.
Summary:
The collecton contains papers relating to Field's work with the Atlantic Telegraph Company and the trans-Atlantic cable, including certificates, awards, a diploma and other ceremonial documents; photographs (including a daguerreotype portrait of Field); correspondence; publications, mostly relating to the Atlantic Telegraph Company such as annual reports; business records; maps and charts.
Cite as:
Cyrus W. Field Papers, 1835-1897, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Communication
Telecommunication
Telegraph cables
Telegraph lines
Telegraph, Wireless--History
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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