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Records, 1886-1978

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Maynard, George  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Perry, Kenneth M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Electricity  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Electrical Engineering and Communications  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Floor plans
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Illustrations
Date:
1886
1886-1978
Topic:
Electricity--History  Search this
Physics--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000250
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Curatorial Records 1886-2016 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Annual Reports and Plans of Operation 1954-1970 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics]
Exhibition Records 1896-1983, 1991-1997, 2002-2010 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Requisitions 1963-1974 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216814

Vail Telegraph Collection, 1830-1898, 1912-1917

Creator:
Vail Family  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Kendall, Amos 1789-1869  Search this
Smith, Francis O. J (Francis Ormond Jonathan) 1806-1876  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Vail, Amanda d. 1894  Search this
Vail, George 1809-1875  Search this
Vail, Stephen 1780-1864  Search this
Vail, James Cummings  Search this
O'Reilly, Henry 1806-1886  Search this
Magnetic Telegraph Company  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10.14 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (4 half document boxes) (6 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Field notes
Date:
1830
1830-1917
1830-1898, 1912-1917
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007055
Restrictions & Rights:
Some items cannot be reproduced due to bindings
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217214

Earliest Telegraph Machine

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3367]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388767

Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896

Creator:
Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1844
1844-1896
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007390
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217546

[Alfred Vail] [Portrait]

Inventor:
Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859  Search this
Names:
Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859  Search this
Collection Compiler:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 6.0 x 4.2 in.)
Container:
Box 5, Item Negative Number 34,651
Type:
Archival materials
Portrait prints
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1820-1860
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unknown. Copy print. Alfred Vail sitting on a chair with his right and on a table and his left holding an umbrella.
Local Numbers:
AC0315-0000002.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Portrait  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portrait prints
Copy prints
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Scientists and Inventors Portrait File, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Scientists and Inventors Portrait File: photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0315-ref689

Eyewitness to early American telegraphy

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Physical description:
208, 24, 36 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1974
1845
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100997

The American electro magnetic telegraph : with the reports of Congress, and a description of all telegraphs known, employing electricity or galvanism : illustrated by eighty-one wood engravings / By Alfred Vail ..

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, [9]-208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1845
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Call number:
TK5118.M7V3 1845X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414167

Description of the American electro magnetic telegraph : now in operation between the cities of Washington and Baltimore : illustrated by fourteen wood engravings / by Alfred Vail

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Former owner:
Evans, Alexander DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1845
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Telegraph--History  Search this
Call number:
TK5123 .V35 1845
TK5123.V3 1845X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421767

The decision of the great telegraph suit of Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail, vs. Francis O.J. Smith / in the Superior Court of the state of New York for the city and county of New York

Author:
New York (State) Superior Court (New York)  Search this
Plaintiff:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Defendant:
Smith, Francis O. J (Francis Ormond Jonathan) 1806-1876  Search this
Former owner:
O'Reilly, Henry 1806-1886 DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
30, [2] p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1858
[1858]
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Call number:
TK5118.M7 N53 1858
TK5118.M7N53 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_322584

Den amerikanske electro-magnetiske telegraph : (det i Danmark indførte system) : med appendix ... efter Alfred Vails beskrivelse af professor Morse's opfindelse, samt dr. Schellens og profesor Meisners udarbeidelser / ved lieutenant Piehl

Author:
Piehl, Nicolaus Christian Heinrich  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Schellen, Heinrich 1818-1884  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 87, [1] p., [4] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1853
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Call number:
TK5741 .P53 1853
TK5741.P53 1853
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359569

Le meraviglie della telegrafia elettrica ossia telegrafo elettro- magnetico americano : con cennistorici sull'elettricità e descrizione di tutti i telegrafi elettrici conosciuti d'Europa : opera / di Alfredo Vail ... ; tradotta dall'inglese al francese da Ippolito Vattemare e voltata in italiano con note ed aggiunte da Lorenzo Polettini ..

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Vattemare, H (Hippolyte) d. 1882  Search this
Polettini, Lorenzo  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 pts in 1 v., V folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1850
Call number:
TK5123 .V12 I1850
TK5123.V12 I1850
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379126

The telegraph register of the electro-magnetic telegraph companies in the United States and the Canadas, using Professor Morse's patent : containing the rates of charges for transmission of messages / compiled by Alfred Vail

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Physical description:
61, [3] p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1849
Topic:
Telegraph--Rates  Search this
Distances, etc  Search this
Call number:
HE7771 .V12
HE7771.V12
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_203188

The American electro magnetic telegraph: with the reports of Congress, and a description of all telegraphs known, employing electricity or galvanism. Illustrated by eighty-one wood engravings. By Alfred Vail ..

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Physical description:
viii, [9]-208 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Call number:
TK5118.M7V3 1847X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_245347

Description of the American electro magnetic telegraph: now in operation between the cities of Washington and Baltimore. Illustrated by fourteen wood engravings. By Alfred Vail ..

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1845
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Call number:
TK5123.V3 1845X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_248894

Early history of the electro-magnetic telegraph from letters and journals of Alfred Vail, arranged by his son, J. Cummings Vail

Author:
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Vail, James Cummings  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1914
Topic:
Telegraph--History  Search this
Call number:
TK5115 .V3X
TK5115.V3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34429

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