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Hopkins, E. S. (fl. 1849-1874) to Israel Manchester Hopkins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.446.14 Author/Creator: Hopkins, E. S. (fl. 1849-1874) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph note signed Date: 21 August 1874 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.6 x 13.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly sent from Saint John, New Brunswick by telegraph. Written on Western Union Telegraph Company stationery. The message states "Twenty five years old today. all right." Accompanied by three collateral newspaper clippings containing biographical information regarding Israel Manchester Hopkins and Captain J. M. Hopkins.

Background Information: Thomas T. Eckert, the General Superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph Company, headed the Telegraph Office of the War Department during the Civil War. William Orton was President of the ...Telegraph Company 1867-1878.See More

People: Hopkins, Israel Manchester, 1824-1887
Hopkins, E. S., fl. 1849-1874
Eckert, Thomas Thompson, 1825-1910
Orton, William, 1826-1878

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Science and TechnologyTelegraph

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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