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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any of numerous types of devices or systems that allow the transmission of information by coded signal over a distance. Many telegraphic systems have been used over the centuries, but the term most often refers to the electric telegraph, which was developed in the mid-19th century and was the principal means of transmitting printed information by wire or radio wave for over a century. It consisted of a transmitting or sending instrument and a distant receiving instrument connected by a conducting wire or other communications channel.

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Charles Ames Telegram

 Item — Box 1 of 1: [Barcode: 31141024407269]
Identifier: RH-A-4296
Scope and Contents

This collection includes one 1896 telegraph from Charles Ames (1853-1925) to his brother Edward Ames (1851-1949) of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The top of the page has ‘The Western Union Telegraph Company’ printed in bold letters, and information on the transfer and delivering of messages written in smaller print below it. Underneath the printed information section is a fillable are for people to list various internal information, the date, sender, recipient, and the message.

Dates: 1896