Telepost Telegraph Company bill

Telepost Telegraph Company bill

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914
Title: Telepost Telegraph Company bill
Dates: 1910
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms604

Biographical/Historical Note

Incorporated in Maine in 1907, the Telepost Company was an independent telegraph company using the rapid system of telegraphy invented by Patrick B. Delaney. The company operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and other cities in the west. Rates were a quarter for 25 words and a nickel for each additional 10 words when the message was delivered by messenger; and 50 words for a quarter when the message was sent by wire and delivered to the post office in a sealed envelope.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 27 letters from various Georgia congressmen and senators to their constituents regarding the Telepost Company Bill of 1910.

Index Terms

Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914
Bartlett, Charles L., 1853-1938
Bills (legislative records)
Brantley, William Gordon, 1860-1934
Clay, Alexander Stephens, 1853-1910
Edwards, Charles Gordon, 1878-1931
Hardwick, Thomas W., (Thomas William), 1872-1944
Howard, William Marcellus, 1857-1932
Hughes, Dudley M. (Dudley Mays), 1848-1927
Lee, Gordon, 1859-1927
Livingston, Leonidas F., 1832-1912
Roddenbery, S. A. (Seaborn Anderson), 1870-1913
Telecommunication--Law and legislation.
Telepost Company.
United States. Congress.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Telepost Telegraph Company Bill, ms604, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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