The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable;

The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable;

BRIGGS, Charles F.

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Title continues: "A Complete Record of the Inception, Progress, and Final Success of that Undertaking. A General history of Land and Oceanic Telegraphs. Descriptions of Telegraphic Apparatus, and Biographical Sketches of the Principal Persons Connected with the Great Work." Charles Frederick Briggs (1804 1877) was an American journalist, author and editor. Here he tells the tale of the first trans-Atlantic communications by telegraph, which reduced the communication time between North America and Europe from 10 days the time it took to deliver a message by ship to a matter of minutes. Note the signature of Joseph T. Salkeld, a pioneer settler in the Huron Tract near Goderich.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Rudd & Carleton
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1858
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a

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  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    [11], 10-255, [2], 5 p. 20 cm. 16 illustrations, including colour fold-out map. Dark cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine faded, corners worn, a few spots to covers. Ink signature on a front endpaper. Dampstains to page tops and much spotting to pages.