A Story of the Telegraph
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A Story of the Telegraph

By John Murray
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  • A Story of the Telegraph
    • PREFACE.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • A Story of The Telegraph
      • Telegraph History
      • Telegraph Electric
      • Sir William Fothergill Cooke, 1806–1879.
      • Sir Charles Wheatstone, F.R.S., D.C.L., LL.D. 1802–1875
    • Telegraph History
    • Telegraph Electric
    • Sir William Fothergill Cooke, 1806–1879.
    • Sir Charles Wheatstone, F.R.S., D.C.L., LL.D. 1802–1875
    • The Telegraph in America
      • “THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY.”
      • THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ITS ORIGIN.
      • THE POSTAL TELEGRAPH CABLE COMPANY.
      • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OF AMERICA. (London Daily Express.)
        • NETWORK OF WIRES.
        • SOME QUICK WORK.
        • NO SALES IN ENGLAND.
        • A MANAGERIAL GENIUS.
      • NETWORK OF WIRES.
      • SOME QUICK WORK.
      • NO SALES IN ENGLAND.
      • A MANAGERIAL GENIUS.
      • PROF. S. F. B. MORSE.
    • “THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY.”
    • THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ITS ORIGIN.
    • THE POSTAL TELEGRAPH CABLE COMPANY.
    • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OF AMERICA. (London Daily Express.)
      • NETWORK OF WIRES.
      • SOME QUICK WORK.
      • NO SALES IN ENGLAND.
      • A MANAGERIAL GENIUS.
    • NETWORK OF WIRES.
    • SOME QUICK WORK.
    • NO SALES IN ENGLAND.
    • A MANAGERIAL GENIUS.
    • PROF. S. F. B. MORSE.
    • The Telegraph in Canada
      • The Origin of the Montreal Telegraph Company
      • The Great North-Western Telegraph Company
      • Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph
      • The Government Telegraphs.
      • Remarks.
        • The Fall of Sebastopol.
        • How a Duel was Prevented.
        • Reading by Sound.
        • A Cheeky Operator.
        • All Fools’ Day Incident.
        • An Angry Frenchman.
        • Pirating a Press Despatch.
        • The Queen’s Message.
        • Testing the Cable.
        • Cutting Down the Liberty Pole.
        • The Burns Centenary.
        • The Prince of Wales at Brockville.
        • The Trent Affair.
        • The Old Soldier and the Parson.
        • The Fenian Scare.
        • Professor Morse’s Valedictory Message.
        • O. S. Wood, Esq.
        • Sir Hugh Allan.
        • James Dakers, Esq.
        • H. P. Dwight, Esq.
        • William Cassils, Esq.
        • James Poustie, Esq.
        • Charles R. Hosmer, Esq.
        • Hon. George Albertus Cox.
        • Sir William Cornelius Van Horne.
        • Andrew Carnegie.
        • Sir Sandford Fleming, C.E., LL.D.
        • Frederick N. Gisborne
        • Thomas A. Edison.
        • Isaac D. Purkis, Esq.
      • The Fall of Sebastopol.
      • How a Duel was Prevented.
      • Reading by Sound.
      • A Cheeky Operator.
      • All Fools’ Day Incident.
      • An Angry Frenchman.
      • Pirating a Press Despatch.
      • The Queen’s Message.
      • Testing the Cable.
      • Cutting Down the Liberty Pole.
      • The Burns Centenary.
      • The Prince of Wales at Brockville.
      • The Trent Affair.
      • The Old Soldier and the Parson.
      • The Fenian Scare.
      • Professor Morse’s Valedictory Message.
      • O. S. Wood, Esq.
      • Sir Hugh Allan.
      • James Dakers, Esq.
      • H. P. Dwight, Esq.
      • William Cassils, Esq.
      • James Poustie, Esq.
      • Charles R. Hosmer, Esq.
      • Hon. George Albertus Cox.
      • Sir William Cornelius Van Horne.
      • Andrew Carnegie.
      • Sir Sandford Fleming, C.E., LL.D.
      • Frederick N. Gisborne
      • Thomas A. Edison.
      • Isaac D. Purkis, Esq.
    • The Origin of the Montreal Telegraph Company
    • The Great North-Western Telegraph Company
    • Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph
    • The Government Telegraphs.
    • Remarks.
      • The Fall of Sebastopol.
      • How a Duel was Prevented.
      • Reading by Sound.
      • A Cheeky Operator.
      • All Fools’ Day Incident.
      • An Angry Frenchman.
      • Pirating a Press Despatch.
      • The Queen’s Message.
      • Testing the Cable.
      • Cutting Down the Liberty Pole.
      • The Burns Centenary.
      • The Prince of Wales at Brockville.
      • The Trent Affair.
      • The Old Soldier and the Parson.
      • The Fenian Scare.
      • Professor Morse’s Valedictory Message.
      • O. S. Wood, Esq.
      • Sir Hugh Allan.
      • James Dakers, Esq.
      • H. P. Dwight, Esq.
      • William Cassils, Esq.
      • James Poustie, Esq.
      • Charles R. Hosmer, Esq.
      • Hon. George Albertus Cox.
      • Sir William Cornelius Van Horne.
      • Andrew Carnegie.
      • Sir Sandford Fleming, C.E., LL.D.
      • Frederick N. Gisborne
      • Thomas A. Edison.
      • Isaac D. Purkis, Esq.
    • The Fall of Sebastopol.
    • How a Duel was Prevented.
    • Reading by Sound.
    • A Cheeky Operator.
    • All Fools’ Day Incident.
    • An Angry Frenchman.
    • Pirating a Press Despatch.
    • The Queen’s Message.
    • Testing the Cable.
    • Cutting Down the Liberty Pole.
    • The Burns Centenary.
    • The Prince of Wales at Brockville.
    • The Trent Affair.
    • The Old Soldier and the Parson.
    • The Fenian Scare.
    • Professor Morse’s Valedictory Message.
    • O. S. Wood, Esq.
    • Sir Hugh Allan.
    • James Dakers, Esq.
    • H. P. Dwight, Esq.
    • William Cassils, Esq.
    • James Poustie, Esq.
    • Charles R. Hosmer, Esq.
    • Hon. George Albertus Cox.
    • Sir William Cornelius Van Horne.
    • Andrew Carnegie.
    • Sir Sandford Fleming, C.E., LL.D.
    • Frederick N. Gisborne
    • Thomas A. Edison.
    • Isaac D. Purkis, Esq.
    • Submarine Telegraphy.
      • Cable Instruments.
      • Cyrus W. Field.
      • Michael Farady.
      • Lord Kelvin.
      • John Watkins Brett.
      • Signor Guiglielmo Marconi.
      • Genesis of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • Historical.
      • Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus.
      • Thomas A. Edison’s Opinion of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • A Cable Manager’s Views of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • An Interview with Signor Marconi.
      • The Trip of the SS. “Minneapolis.”
      • Valuable Use of Marconi System made by Disabled Steamer.
      • Another Use of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • A Newspaper’s Opinion of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • Wireless Telegraphy.
      • Wireless Telegraphy on the SS. “Parisian.”
      • The Future of Wireless Telegraphy.
      • Dominion Wireless Telegraph Company, Limited.
    • Cable Instruments.
    • Cyrus W. Field.
    • Michael Farady.
    • Lord Kelvin.
    • John Watkins Brett.
    • Signor Guiglielmo Marconi.
    • Genesis of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • Historical.
    • Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus.
    • Thomas A. Edison’s Opinion of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • A Cable Manager’s Views of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • An Interview with Signor Marconi.
    • The Trip of the SS. “Minneapolis.”
    • Valuable Use of Marconi System made by Disabled Steamer.
    • Another Use of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • A Newspaper’s Opinion of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • Wireless Telegraphy.
    • Wireless Telegraphy on the SS. “Parisian.”
    • The Future of Wireless Telegraphy.
    • Dominion Wireless Telegraph Company, Limited.
    • ERRATA
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