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[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
Scientists and Inventors Portrait File: photoprints / Vail, Alfred, Ind. (RR's), 34,651
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0315-ref689

Electromagnetic Telegraph Exhibit, United States National Museum

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F28_001]
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 Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402027
Online Media:

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

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

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

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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