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Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922) to C. F. Manahan

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02062 Author/Creator: Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Letter signed Date: 12 March 1877 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Requests that Manahan make arrangements with Western Union Telegraph Company or the Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph Company to connect lines with his private line. Offers to repeat a telephone lecture in Lowell [Massachusetts] as long as the lines are connected, for a fee of $200. Written one year after the first telephone patent.

People: Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
Manahan, C. F., fl. 1877.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Science and Technology, Telegraph, Telephone, Finance

Sub Era: The Gilded Age