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Telepost Telegraph Company bill

Telepost Telegraph Company bill

Descriptive Summary

Title: Telepost Telegraph Company bill
Creator: Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914
Inclusive Dates: 1910
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms604
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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
Legislators -- Correspondence.
Livingston, Leonidas F., 1832-1912
Roddenbery, S. A. (Seaborn Anderson), 1870-1913
Telecommunication -- Law and legislation.
Telepost Company
United States. Congress

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