History of the Atlantic Telegraph, to the Return of the Expedition of 1865 by Henry M. Field

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Field, Henry M.; History Of The Atlantic Telegraph, To The Return Of The Expedition Of NEW YORK, Published by SCRIBNER Binding: HARD BACK GREEN Size: 5 X Pages Overall Condition is: FAIR Gilt title on spine. Spoting on front and back cover.

Front and back hinge cracked. All edges browning. Pages starting to brown. REF#Seller Rating: % positive. History of the Atlantic telegraph, to the return of the expedition of Field, Henry M. (Henry Martyn), New York: Not published, but printed only for private distribution, History of the Atlantic telegraph, to the return of the expedition of By Henry M.

(Henry Martyn) Field. Abstract. vii, p. illus. 19 1/2 ted card, with name "Cyrus W. Field" in manuscript, inserted Topics: Cables, Submarine -- Atlantic Author: Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field. The Expedition: New Technology, New Problems. Continued attempts to lay a working cable were suspended due to a lack of funds.

And the outbreak of the Civil War made the entire project impractical. The telegraph played an important role in the war, and President Lincoln used the telegraph extensively to communicate with commanders.

But extending cables to another. William Howard Russell’s graphic account of the failed Atlantic Telegraph expedition on board the Great Eastern, not only exemplifies the changing technologies being used to transport news in the mid-nineteenth century, but their impact on news discourse itself.

This was the third such attempt to connect the ‘old’ world with the ‘new’, following on from the unsuccessful ventures of and Narrative Of The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition, by John C.

Deane Introduction: In the summer ofseven years after the failure of the cable, another attempt was made to lay a cable between Ireland and Newfoundland. William Howard Russell’s book is perhaps the most spectacular work on the Atlantic Cable, with lithographs after the original watercolours made by Robert Charles Dudley on the Great Eastern cable expedition, along with others made by Dudley at that time representing scenes from the earlier expeditions.

Page size is 11¼" x 8"; image size approximately 8¾" x 6". LibriVox recording of The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph, by Henry M. Field. Read by Alex C.

Telander. Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stretching across the great Atlantic Ocean. InWilliam Howard Russell () published this work, the official account of the July expedition on board the Great Eastern to lay a cable along the Atlantic Ocean floor between.

The Russian–American Telegraph, also known as the Western Union Telegraph Expedition and the Collins Overland Telegraph, was a $3, (equivalent to $ million in present-day terms) undertaking by the Western Union Telegraph Company in –, to lay an electric telegraph line from San Francisco, California to Moscow, Russia.

The route was intended to travel from California. The Atlantic telegraph; its history from the commencement of the undertaking into the return of the Great Eastern, in pp. & maps. 12mo. London, The book contains photographs of Cyrus W. Field and Prof. Thomson, (Lord Kelvin).

Heart's Content, Newfoundland Dedicated June - IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section A permanent electrical communications link between the old world and the new was initiated at this site with the landing of a transatlantic cable on J This achievement altered for all time personal, commercial, and political relations between peoples on the two sides of the ocean.

First issued in under title: History of the Atlantic telegraph, to the return of the expedition of Reprint of the ed.

published by Scribner, New York. Description: ix, pages illustrations 23 cm. Series Title: Technology and society.

Other Titles: History of the Atlantic telegraph. The following two images are of the Great Eastern during the expedition, drawn by Robert Dudley and included in William Russell’s book The Atlantic Telegraph, published in ().

Provided here courtesy of Bill Burns, who operates the Web site History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy (accessed 1 July ). Preview this book» What people are The Ships sail on a Second Expedition They meet in MidOcean.

foundland. CHAPTER XII. Attempts to revive the CompanyProfound DiscouragementIt. Other editions - View all. History of the Atlantic Telegraph Henry Martyn Field Full view - History of the Atlantic Telegraph Henry. Introduction: John C. Deane kept a diary of the Atlantic Telegraph Expedition which was published in Macmillan’s Magazine for 12 September and elsewhere.

Later inwhen the Anglo-American Telegraph Company was formed to lay the cable, Deane became Secretary of the company and sailed on the expedition in that capacity. Russell: The Atlantic Telegraph - high resolution scans of the cover, title page, and the tinted lithographs from the book recording the events of the Great Eastern cable expedition: Original letter from Sir Daniel Gooch describing the loss of the cable on the Great Eastern expedition: The Atlantic Cable - companies involved in its manufacture: John C.

Deane’s Diary of the. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "History of the Atlantic telegraph [electronic resource]". The Atlantic Telegraph. By l. Illustrated By Robert Dudley. Dedicated by special permission to his Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales.

Edition. Illustrated with 25 colour plates. W.H. Russell's book commemorating the laying of the Atlantic cable by Brunel's Great Eastern. **FIRST EDITION. Tall 4to (cm x cm).End date:   History of the Atlantic Telegraph, to the Return of the Expedition of by Henry M.

Field. First published in 1 edition. Not in Library. 1 2 Next >. A terrific and very rare broadside, explaining and celebrating the technology of the Atlantic telegraph and the attempt to lay a second transatlantic Cable. After a number of failed attempts, in early August Cyrus Field’s Atlantic Telegraph Company succeeded in laying a cable between Ireland’s Valencia Bay and Trinity Bay in.

But a rival company laid the Atlantic telegraph cable first, and Western Union canceled the expedition in J Dall stayed on,and over the next decades he made more than a dozen trips to. Transatlantic telegraph cables were undersea cables running under the Atlantic Ocean used for telegraph communications.

Telegraphy is now an obsolete form of communication and the cables have long since been decommissioned, but telephone and data are still carried on other transatlantic telecommunications first cable was laid in the s across the floor of the Atlantic from.

The Atlantic Monthly was the publisher of important essays by Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, by W.E.B. DuBois and Martin Luther King. King. The book at the very outset disclaims all pretensions to being considered a scientific history, or almost even a history, of the great expeditions so often made, and, with one exception, always.

out of 5 stars New reprint of the classic Atlantic Telegraph book Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 March Written in by the war correspondent of the Times (London), William H.

Russell, this book tells the story of the attempt to lay the Atlantic Cable from the Great Eastern, Brunel's mammoth ship converted to cable Reviews: 4.

An electrical telegraph was a point-to-point text messaging system, used from the s until better systems became widespread. It used coded pulses of electric current through dedicated wires to transmit information over long distances.

It was the first electrical telecommunications system, the most widely used of a number of early messaging systems called telegraphs, devised to send text.

City Road, London; printed book entitled, 'The Atlantic Telegraph: A Descriptive History' published by the directors of the company in July The collection also includes some of the papers of Harold Gibson ().

Please contact archive staff for more information about ordering from this collection. Date made: By July ofhe was able to mount another expedition. the world owes the Atlantic telegraph." and get your weekly fix of American history.

WASHINGTON, January, C. THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE. THE new Atlantic Telegraph Cable is in rapid progress at the works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, formerly Glass & Elliot's, at East Greenwich. This work, if successfully completed, will be the triumph of the century; and to the accomplishment of this end.

In New York in entrepreneur and promoter Cyrus Field organized the New York, Newfoundland, and London Electric Telegraph Company with the intention of laying an Atlantic g with Samuel Morse and the Brett brothers, the company laid a cable from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Cape Ray on the west coast of Newfoundland in The next challenge was to lay a mile cable across.

One month later, the cable was successfully brought to the surface and repaired, providing a second Atlantic telegraph link. Word from the Missing, James Clarke Hook, Guildhall Art. In Isambard Kingdom Brunel s Great Eastern became the first ship to successfully lay a permanent communications cable across the Atlantic from Ireland to Newfoundland, following failed attempts in and The expedition also managed to repair the abandoned cable.

USS Nightingale () was originally the tea clipper and slave ship Nightingale, launched in USS Saratoga captured her off Africa in ; the United States Navy then purchased her. During the American Civil War Nightingale served as a supply ship and collier supporting Union Navy ships blockading the Confederate States of the war the Navy sold Nightingale, which went on.

“Progress of the Collins Overland Telegraph—Western Union Extension,” Daily Alta California, Septem “The Russian-American Telegraph—Trip to British Columbia,” Rochester Daily Union, Sherwood, Morgan B.

Exploration of Alaska, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, ), On MarchChristie's in New York auctioned the original transcript of the first telegraph message to be sent across the Atlantic Cable. According to their description, the message was sent to director Watts Sherman ().

Cyrus West Field Russian–American telegraph From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Western Union Telegraph Expedition) The Russian American telegraph, also known as the Western Union Telegraph Expedition and the Collins Overland telegraph, was a $3, undertaking by the Western Union Telegraph Company into lay an electric telegraph line.

The following narrative of the operations of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War was written by the late Brigadier-General R. Beale, their old commander, in It was found among his papers at his death, on Apwritten upon the consecutive pages of a thin blank-book.

"Diary of the Atlantic Telegraph Expedition, " in The Newfoundlander, J (external scan) Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago.

Landing the Atlantic cable in Heart's Content Bay the Atlantic telegraph expedition Newfoundland illustration from the magazine The Illustrated Lithograph after Robert Dudley from 'The Atlantic Telegraph' a book by W H Russell with 26 illustrations by Dudley published in It was from this.

Browse back issues of The Atlantic from to present that have appeared on the Web. From September to the present, the archive is essentially complete, with the exception of a few articles."Containing a History of Telegraphy.

Origin and Progress of the Atlantic Telegraph, Description of the Old and New Cables, &c., &.c; Illustrated by Maps, Engravings, Diagrams, Drawings, Views, &c." The photos of this impressive chart explain it all, so take a close look at all of the photos and enlarge them, to see the myriad of information End date: After unsuccessful attempts in, andthe cable was finally laid and brought into use in Cyrus W.

Field, the donor of the works, was a founder of the Atlantic Telegraph Company and instrumental in the laying of the cable.

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