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Papers on telegraphic communications, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/629

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers on telegraphic communications, including the failure of signals and breakdown of equipment; the agreement for use of the telegraph between the Admiralty and South Eastern Railway; renewal of telegraph wires in Greenwich Park; three samples of proposed cables, one being a specimen of Caoutchouc cable, with patent; notes on the arrangement of overhead wires; adjustments to the Greenwich sympathetic clock; R.L. Jones' system of clock regulation by electricity; a theory on clock regulation by electricity, with diagrams; and a paper on the South Australian telegraph. The correspondents include C.F. Varley, J. Washington, C.V. Walker, J.C. Clark, W.G. Romaine, C.T. Bright, W.T. Henley, J. Glaisher, M. Faraday and C. Wheatstone.


  • Creation: 1858 - 1860


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:52:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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