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Summary

An application is made by the Smithsonian Institution to the North American Telegraphic Association, which covers the entire United States and Canada, for free use of its lines for the scientific objectives of the Institution. The application is subsequently granted.

Subject

North American Telegraphic Association

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 837.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

August 1, 1864

Topic

  • Telegraph
  • Cooperation
  • International relations
  • Communications

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