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Elisha Gray Collection

Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Names:
Western Electric Company.  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Taylor, Lloyd W.  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Patents
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1871-1938
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
Divided into 8 series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts; (3) Legal Material; (4) Patents; (5) Biographical; (6) Lloyd W. Taylor; (7) Diagrams, Sketches; (8) Clippings.
Biographical/Historical note:
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.
Provenance:
Original source unidentified.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Telegraph  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Electrical science and technology  Search this
Electric engineering  Search this
Function:
Invention of telegraph
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Patents
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0014
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85a920b41-e020-4039-b1c3-6241cd1a9845
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0014

Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Most of the biographical material was written by Lloyd Taylor, C.A. Brown and F.W. Cushing
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0014, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fe04819c-3ede-444d-b5df-0e00b183ffc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref514

History of Gray Collection at the United States National Museum (USNM)

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83028b82c-a1c1-4ed6-8d9a-7c408adff975
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref515

Reference Collection, objects of Elisha Gray at USNM

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81ec44c89-dcbe-49cb-9b9e-2a745cc439a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref516

Index of Gray and S&S White Collection at AT&T

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81d78a5e3-715c-4a2c-9aab-273e04b5c113
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref517

Index of correspondence

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8daf8f8ed-5a1f-4ed9-9b1c-523e2ba391b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref518

"The Study of the Invention of the History of the Telephone" by F.W. Cushing

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a7e5b9e3-ab28-439c-aa58-d6a5a0351396
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref519

"Professor Elisha Gray's work in Connection with the Telephone" by F.W. Cushing (5 copies)

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8daca620d-9800-4dc6-b79a-0a993740c604
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref520

"In the Court of Final Appeal" a paper on the Bell Gray controversy by C.A. Brown, Gray V. Bell

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep899101603-8916-4ee7-a0ff-a13a4dd0e440
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref521

"In the Court of Final Resort" a paper on the Bell Gray controversy, by C.A. Brown, Ignorance vs. Genius; Extracts from paper by C.A. Brown written about 1930 entitled "In the Court of Final Resort, Ignorance vs. Genius, In Equity" (3 copies)

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80cdc4b4b-e23c-46d5-926b-a4283f8a8a7d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref522

Memoirs and correspondence of F.W. Cushing 1933

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8348aaf76-6c67-457d-ad84-baba6211d4e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref523

Elisha Gray controversy a mock case

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a1fc7645-376a-4d37-9915-84d8cdfdd877
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref524

The Telephone and Elisha Gray, by Professor C.H. Churchill Correspondence from Oberlin College Archives

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84c26e907-1deb-4ded-a534-bebe18bc6c5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref525

Churchill's letters

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80c11ab69-d0dc-4264-ba76-9ccce2aac684
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref526

Oberlin College Catalog

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1861
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ff15ddde-0b3d-4364-b9e7-a68ab3d4a998
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref527

Western Electric Records

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 1: Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts Concerning Gray
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89d1bda08-19be-42aa-b8d7-610fed139552
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref528

Betts and Fish Transcript of Patent Suit

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 3: Legal Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f36a4c54-a857-48e0-bd7d-1ed7706a5577
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref551

American Bell vs. National Telephone Manufacturing Co.

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 3: Legal Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dab360a0-9a18-494a-8b77-39c1d4ffe976
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref552

American Bell Telephone vs. Country Telephone Co.

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 3: Legal Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b394788b-253f-4579-bc1d-c1b5745c1e9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref553

Betts and Fish Patent Suit of

Collection Creator:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)  Search this
Container:
Box 3A, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899
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.
Collection Citation:
Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Elisha Gray Collection
Elisha Gray Collection / Series 3: Legal Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep888fd2a18-af68-4d84-8ff4-a02352a8d928
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0014-ref554

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